The British driver James Pull, a member of the McLaren Performance Academy, delivered a solid second round of the European KF-Junior Championship in Spain, showing excellent speed and effective race management. Driving his factory Tony Kart / Vortex, he took his place among the best with 5th in qualifying. James was still in the top five when his race was stopped abruptly by an accident on the last lap of the final. Fortunately, James will be fully fit for the third and penultimate round of the European Championship in late July in Sweden.
The young driver from Singapore started the meeting well by running at the front from qualifying onwards at the particularly fast Spanish track. James then completed good heats, including a 2nd and a 3rd place, going as well as the fastest at all times, but a penalty in the last heat put him down in 14th position in the intermediate classification.
Highly motivated, and benefitting from the attention of the Tony Kart Racing Team, James attacked hard in the prefinal and regained six places, finishing 8th. Ranked 6th halfway through the final, he fought bravely in a group of very determined drivers. He had 5th in his sights, but three corners before the end of the final an opponent caused a severe impact by re-entering the track without looking after going off. James’ kart flew in the air and rolled. His race ended there and at the same time the hope of a well deserved result. A short visit to the hospital after the accident fortunately confirmed that nothing serious was wrong.
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