Race Details: 4th – 7th August ’22 | PFi | Kartmasters 2022
This weekend we ventured back ‘home’ to PFi and the annual Kartmasters event with the TVKC. This is and always has been the best on off event in the country and with the likes of Lando Norris, George Russel and Lewis Hamilton having raced at Kartmasters over the last 26 years, shows why it has always brought out the best in the country and even Europe!
We had three racers this weekend. Jack ‘Tyrone’ Hobson in Junior X30 and for Senior X30 Charlie Lamb and returning GP plate winner our very own Harry ‘Hair Force One’ Platten (the nicknames weren’t given by us, but Henry Beaudette and Anthony Jordan from this weekends live commentary!)
With THREE packed days of racing, it was going to be one hell of a ride…
Friday saw the usual qualification, then two heats, but for Saturday, slightly different… with three random heats. The total points awarded for the five races would decide where our drivers would start for Sundays prefinal!
Jack Hobson – Jack (aka Tyrone) had a decent qualifying and comfortably made it to 10th fastest, could have been a little better, but we all know quali at PFi is ‘interesting’ so 10th is a decent spot and certainly good enough to go on and win from. Heat 1 saw Hobson fighting through the pack and finish 5th… nice work! Heat 2 Saw a first lap incident and Jack was wiped out and left with retiring the kart… welcome to Krashmasters!
Saturday saw Hobson start heat 1 in p29 and finish P13 and the highest climber. Elbows were certainly out in that heat! Heat 2 and a P13 start. The middle of the pack is a tough place to start, byt ‘Tyrone’ had his elbows out and muscled his way into 9th before the chequered flag fell. Final heat and a P5 start, with a sublime start we were third into the bridge. By lap 4 we were leading! A solid race between Jack and 2nd place saw the lead bounce backwards and forward with Jack narrowly missing out on the race win by 0.1 seconds. Unfortunately, a penalty put Jack to the back of the grip. This meant with all point accumulated, Jack would be starting his prefinal in 19th position.
Sundays Prefinal saw Hobson start 19th position and e decent finish would put him in contention for the Grand Prix win… and boy did Tyrone not disappoint. Elbows out and Hobson ripped through his opponents. In the 14 laps he moved from 19th to 5th! Outstanding, simply outstanding! This meant the GP plate was within grasp. The final saw him on the inside of the 3rd row in 5th place. Lights go green and they’re off after 3 laps Hobson was in 3rd, but the train from 1st to 15th was separated by a second. With 15 of the best X30 Juniors in the country battling for the win, we saw some awesome racing. Jack battled as hard as the rest and showed great maturity in his racing. Alas it just wasn’t to be, Jack crossed the line in P9.