In preparation for Round Two of Super One in April we attended the Rissington Kart Club Championship Round One on a very cold March weekend. When we arrived at the track on Saturday there was a fresh layer of snow on the ground and a steady wind blowing over the airfield location, credit to the club the track was quickly cleared and practice got underway. Kai learned the track quickly and was showing good pace by the end of official practice on Saturday.
With 40 competitors in the IAME Cadet category there were five heats with each competitor taking part in three. Kai was drawn to drive in the last three heats. In heat three he started 17th and made up 4 places to finish 13th, in heat four he started 8th and again made up 4 places to finish 4th, in the final heat he started 10th and finished 9th. The result of the heats put him 14th on the grid for the final.
Unfortunately Kai had a problem at the start of the final, at the end of the formation lap just as the race started his engine bogged (briefly lost power) and he crossed the start line in 22nd place, he put on a hard fight and managed to make up five places to finish (disappointed) 17th with a fastest lap of 49.04 sec. A tough race against mostly Super One competitors but demonstrated both good pace and race craft.