Reigning Australian Superkart Champion Jordie Ford continued his hot form claiming pole position at the Assen TT Circuit, scene of rounds 3 & 4 of the European Superkart Championship. On his first visit to the legendary circuit, Ford quickly came to grips with the high speed layout leading practice and both qualifying sessions.
Fords Anderson/DEA was at the top of the time sheets midway through practice the first practice session as he bettered three time British Champion Paul Platt's PVP/ Gas Gas benchmark time with current Euro Mono number 1, Gavin Bennett also improving.
Qualifying one was set in sunny weather with Jordie quickly into the low 1.41 second bracket, under the existing lap record. A late quick lap from Bennett placed him second behind the Australian with Platt third and Gareth James fourth.
The day didn't go all Fords way they as In qualifying two Jordan elected to stay in pit lane as inclement weather threatened. Bennett then found some speed to better Ford with ten minutes left on the clock of the 25minute session, forcing Jordan to resume ontrack where he lowered the Mono Class pole time by a further three hundredths of a second to claim pole.
Race 1 takes place at 1pm local time Saturday before Sunday's final race at 9.30am.
Ford currently sits second in the championship behind Paul Platt with the championships final round taking place in late October at Lemans Bugatti Circuit.
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The second event of the Championship of Europe CIK-FIA de Superkart takes place August 4 & 5 on the TT in Assen temple of speed circuit. This unmissable for discipline is the most popular. Indeed, the Superkart is included to the program of the 'Gamma Racing Day' event that attracts an audience still very numerous (more than 90,000 spectators in 2016) sensitive to the various parades. This year's team Renault F1 which will be the star of the demonstrations with the presence of Nico Hulkenberg.
Queensland Raceway is set to be upgraded in the near future. With version 2 of the new track layout just released, the Ipswich City Council is currently planning a $52.3 million spend which would see the development of an Ipswich Motorsport Park Councillor Tully has said.
For more more stories on this upgrade, see the links bleow.
Overall points for the 2017 Queensland Superkart Championship series after 3 rounds. Nuske and McFerran are still the main contenders but Tim Weier, 250 National, and Nick Marshall, 125cc Rotax Heavy, are crawling their way towards the overall points leaders. With 2 rounds and a couple of thousand points still available to go, its still anybodies championship at this point.
Probably the best quality 250cc International field assembled since 2012 in Queensland at this event. The Redice Racing duo of Ilya and Yiani Harpas from South Australia turned up for some practice for the September event at Queensland Raceway. Neil Faulkner keeps improving in the ex Jamieson championship winning package. Russell Jamiesons new championship contender didn't disappoint. After working their way through ignition problems and setup, Russell broke the previous lap record in race 3 previously set by Jason Smith in 2012. Was a plethora of Anderson / DEA, so great to see.
A good field of 250 Nationals greeted the flag. Pellicano came up from NSW but struggled for speed against the Yamaha and Gas Gas powered Superkarts in his KTM. Lewis was quick even though he was trying to find the right balance all weekend. Gareth Crisp was sorting out the third member of Team AGLs kart Adam Ferguson Anderson /Gas Gas instead of racing his ADE/ Gas Gas. Some titanic battles for the lead between Weier, Lewis and Crisp for the lead all weekend.
Mark Robin from NSW came up and stamped his authority over the field very early. He is in championship winning form and was rarely challenged all weekend. Tate getting better every meeting with McFerran having a different weekend to the normal dominance we see from him.
1st Mark Robin Avoig/ Honda/
2nd William Tait Stockman/ Honda/ Hoosier
3rd Sam McFerran BRM/ Honda/ MG