Irish O Plate
Last Sunday saw a strong return to Irish Karting for the Senior Rotax class. The Munster kart Club kicked off the years racing with their prestigious O Plate Meeting at the Watergrasshill Circuit in Co. Cork. With a race programme of Qualifying, Pre Final & Final it was all to play for with only a few tenths splitting the top three. Pole position was claimed by Nicholas Dunne with Kayleigh Cole completing row 1. Taking up grid 3 was Jason Curran with Sean Purcell in 4th. The Pre Final saw Dunne, Cole and Purcell lead Curran into turn one. The first 4 laps saw an epic battle from the 4 whom pulled a gap from the rest of the field. Curran worked his way through to take the lead leaving him on pole for the final with Dunne second and Purcell 3rd. The 15 lap final saw Curran take the lead into turn one with Dunne in a close 2nd. Cole had a slight oil up dropping her down the field but claimed fastest lap of the race.
Dunne and Curran battled for a few laps before Purcell got past Dunne. Purcell got past Curran into Turn three but Curran immediately got the sling shot past to re take the lead. Curran then maintained a 4 kart length gap to the flag taking the O Plate Victory. Purcell took a fine 2nd with Dylan Caffrey taking 3rd and David McCabe coming home in 4th Spot.
A big well done to all the drivers and to the Munster Kart club for a fantastic weekends racing!
Irish O Plate