Finlay claims podium in British Kart Championships “E” Plate Competition at Whilton Mill
Returning to Whilton Mill Kart Club for the Wera Tools British Kart Championships “E” Plate Competition last weekend, Finlay claimed second place in the Final of the event.
Qualifying in seventh place ahead of the heats on Saturday, the Zipkart driver moved forward in both heats. Finlay finished in third place in both Heat One and Heat Two.
This left Finlay in third place in the Intermediate classification ahead of the Pre-Final and Final on Sunday at the Northamptonshire circuit.
Finlay started the ten-minute Pre-Final from third on the grid and had moved up to second place by the end of the opening lap.
Passed by Will Green with seven minutes left of the race, Finlay fought hard to regain second place but had to settle for a third-place finish.
Lining up in third place for the twelve-minute Final, the Maximum Motorsport driver made a good start, staying in third place in the opening laps.
Finlay closed the gap to second-placed rival Green and passed him for second place with seven minutes left in the race.
The ZipKart driver stayed ahead to claim second place in the “E” Plate Final by one-hundredths of a second ahead of Green.
Finlay received a lot of support over the weekend from both his mechanic Jemal Kordal and Zipkart Team Manager James Bean, who worked tirelessly to provide Finlay with the best possible Kart setup.
Finlay is very thankful for all the support he received.
Luke Hines and Connor Duncan were on hand all weekend providing driver coaching and mentoring, Finlay sends his thanks for all of their support.
During the 2023 season, in between each event, Finlay is also being coached by Neil Riddiford and Marcus Littlewood, Motorsport UK’s driver of the year, at IZone Driver Performance. Finlay is grateful for all the support they have provided to him so far.
Finlay also sends his thanks to Roger Pitchford and the team at RPM Racing Engines.