Round three of the NKC At Fulbeck Kart Club – 3-4/7/21

Jul 7, 2021

Rhys-Tom watches the Third Round of the NKC as his hand is still recovering from the crash in Lydd which rules him out of this race.

 

Round three of the NKC (National Karting Championship) was located at Fulbeck Kart Club. This would have been Rhys-Tom’s third race competing in the Senior Rotax class and his first time competing at Fulbeck Kart Club.

Rhys-Tom arrived on Saturday to watch and talk to the other drivers before the race on Sunday. It was a cloudy day and some rain had fallen on the Saturday.

Rhys-Tom saw the track for the first time on Saturday, this was his reaction to the track :-

“It looks like a narrow, windy and unforgiving circuit if you make the smallest of errors whilst driving on this track, it’s definitely going to be fun to watch the race tomorrow”

Before long race day was here and I was ready to support the local drivers from South and West Wales.

This track definitely lived up to Rhys-Tom’s expectations of how close the battles were on track between drivers, but this only made the racing even more fun and more entertaining for the viewers on the side of the track.

The weather was a factor all weekend on how the race results would stand at the end of the day. The rain turned up for my classes final (Senior Rotax) and the decision for slicks or wet tyres were everyone’s uncertainty. The rain kept coming down which then confidently led to the decision of wet tyres for all the drivers just before the final.

This is one of the furthest events in this championship from Rhys-Tom's home in West Wales, it took him 4 and a half hours to travel to Fulbeck. At least there are a few aspects to the track which reminded him of home, the green, green grass of home.

Rhys-Tom’s final verdict for the weekend :-

“This was a very entertaining weekend. Even though all weekend I was itching to get back into a kart and compete, it was still as fun as driving this weekend due to the uncertainty of when the weather would change and how close every individual battle was for position”

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