For the second year running, Clayton Ravenscroft took overall pole for the pre final on Sunday morning at Castelletto in Italy for the second round of the Iame Euro Series against the best in the business, and for the second year running, that is where his luck ran out.
Good speed and skill in the dry, followed by a dominant performance in the wet conditions, yielded two heat wins and two second places on the Saturday and were enough to secure pole going into Sunday morning for the finals.
A loose sprocket carrier hampered his performance in final 1, however, he still managed to secure a fifth place start for the main final.
Sadly an error in parts selection ruined any chance of competing with the front runners. At one point he was dead last, but did manage to salvage 20th place, but this did little to help his championship chances.
Clayton will now look forward to Larkhall in 2 weeks time where he will hope to continue his lead in the Motorsport UK British Championship.
Round 3 of the Senior X30 British Championship at the historic Shenington Kart Club, saw Ravenscroft struggling for pace throughout the day. His team, KR Sport, were relentless in trying to find what was causing the problem, and Ravenscroft in turn pushed his equipment to the best of its ability, qualifying 5th.
Ravenscroft found himself trying his hardest to catch the front two drivers, Keirle and Kimber, but couldn’t quite get involved in the battle and challenge for the wins in the heats or final. This ended the day and Round 3 with 5th in the final.
Round 4 was much the same, qualifying 5th, but by heat 2 Ravenscroft and his team had finally found some race pace and finished 2nd behind the 2017 world champion Keirle.
The final was a battle that Ravenscroft could finally participate in and with multiple lead changes throughout the 15 minute race, Ravenscroft secured a podium finishing 3rd behind Kimber in 2nd and Keirle 1st.
This has given Ravenscroft a good points haul for these rounds and he is still leading the championship by 2 points.
Round 5 and 6 of the Motorsport UK British Championship sees Ravenscroft at Larkhall circuit in Scotland. In the meantime, he will be at Castelletto, Italy for the second round of the Euro Series.
Clayton would like to thank the entire team at KR Sport for their hard work throughout the weekend.
Clayton Ravenscroft, a student from the Motorsport UK AASE programme at Loughborough College, was able to take a double victory at round 1 and 2 of the British Championship at PF international in Grantham, Leicestershire this weekend.
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After winning both of his heats during the day, Clayton Ravenscroft went on to win the final at the first round of the 2019 Motorsport UK British Championship at PFi !
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This weekend Clayton Ravenscroft returned to one of his favourite venues Karting Genk, in Belgium,for the first round of the BNL Rotax Karting Series.
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2nd this weekend at Trent Valley Kart Club (TVKC). It was a good test. Power was awesome in the dry. Also found good info in the wet. Nearly ready for the season to start in earnest. Thanks as usual to Cream Racing Engines and especially my team KR Sport. Thanks also to Kartpix.net for the great pics as usual.