Last weekend, at the Paul Fletcher International circuit, the first round of the British Kart Championship in Rotax categories took place. The only Pole took part in the competition was Junior Max driver Maciej Hamera from the 303 Squadron Team.
In the junior category in which Maciek raced, 45 drivers took part. The winner was British Kai Hunter, last year’s Canadian Open winner and runner up in the Super One Series as well as of the Kartmasters Grand Prix. Hunter took second place in official practice, won the heats and triumphed in the two final races. He was undoubtedly the fastest driver of the weekend.
Maciek Hamera managed the 18th time in official practice, he was 14th and 15th in the qualifying heats. He was promoted to the finals without the repassage. Unfortunately, luck left the Pole in the finals. In the first final, Hamera fell 10 places after an incident which resulted in Hamera being hit from behind, this meant he hit the back of the pack. In the second he tried to make up for the loss, but the brakes failed. After a few laps, his pace meant that he moved up by 10 positions. However the brake failure deprived him of further prey. Finally he was 27th.
The pace of Hamera was satisfactory, but the lack of luck in both races meant that the result was below expections. Maciek will be continuing this season in British Kart Championships and Super One Series. Additionally, a Polish driver living in Reading will perform in club championships in the South of England. The next round of BKCh with Hamera, will take place on the picturesque track of Rowrah in May.
Photo credit Dominik Hamera
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