Mansell Raceway welcomes all Rotax Racers for British Champs round 2
The second round of the 2021 Wera Tools Motorsport UK British Kart Championships heads to Devon, as almost 120 drivers in five different classes venture to Mansell Raceway, which returns to the championship calendar after an absence last year.
Even with the more than difficult weather conditions in Dorset last time out, the action will be close quarter and plentiful at this 1,032-metre circuit, which has a lengthy association with 1992 F1 world champion and 1993 Indycar Series champion Nigel Mansell.
The circuit, where pole position sits on the right-hand side, has its fair share of long straights and hard breaking zones, which provides plenty of great racing in any class.
Harrison Crowther leads the Mini MAX standings by only three points, ahead of DHR’s Leighton Cooper. The top ten coming to Dunkeswell are covered by 25 points, with Ethan Jeff-Hall, currently third overall, heading into this round with a bag full of confidence by the final at Clay Pigeon.
Mini MAX newcomers Scott Marsh (DHR) and Ewan Charman (Argenti Motorsport) round out a close top five overall, with the pair level on points.
Daniel Guinchard (Argenti) leads the way in Junior Rotax after the season opener, after taking the win in the pre-final, with the adverse weather cutting the final race of the weekend short.
Strawberry Racing’s leading driver in the class, Leon Henderson, is just four points adrift in second, ahead of Sam Pollitt Racing’s Neo Clarke and DHR’s Daniel Armstrong, who are tied on points with 177 a piece.
Last year’s Senior Rotax runner-up Kai Hunter from DHR leads the standings, seven points ahead of Sean Butcher. Team Clay Racing’s Oakley Pryer made a welcome gamble in the pre-final at Clay Pigeon pay off, as he would storm his way to win the race by starting on wets as the weather had worsened. Rhys Hunter, last year’s ‘O’ plate champion, and KR-Sport’s Ben Caisley completes the top five.
Rotax 177 sees Daniel Tate with an eleven-point lead, ahead of Coles Racing’s Louis Large, with Nathan Chafer in the privateer CRG completing the top three, a further six points behind.
The #66 of Philip Haworth is fourth heading down to Devon, level on points with defending champion, KR-Sport’s Henry Ayers, who will need to find some pace to compete at the front this weekend
Live timing for all sessions can be found via this link:
All results from the race weekend can be found here:
Coverage by Alpha Live can be found here for all the racing action on Sunday: https://youtu.be/STqwl1ToDdc
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