Technical problems thwart Salman

Making his MSA kart racing debut in the 2016 season, Salman is going to be competing in various Club Championships across the country, as he further builds his experience and race craft, ready to take on the National Championships in 2017.

 

The championships he will be racing in will be at local circuits Whilton Mill, Kimbolton and Shenington. These club events will be roughly once or twice a month, in order to keep him race sharp as the season proceeds.

 

Salman is racing in the Iame Cadet class, the most competitive and popular class in karting for drivers between 8 and 13 years old.

This class is renowned for being the best proven group for young drivers, to cut their teeth in the world of motorsport and more specifically in karting.

 

GW Motorsport is the race team that Salman competes with, a relatively new team in the indsutry, but have provided him with a solid platform, utilising a Wright Kart Cadet Chassis to help develop Salman as he races through the 2016 season.

 

At the end of the season, he will be moving up into racing Juniors, for the 12-16 age group - meaning larger karts and more powerful engines, something he is very much looking forward too.

 

Aside from Karting, Salman is a student at Aldenham and he enjoys playing football and photography as his hobbies alongside racing.

 

Keep up to date with Salman's progress via his website or social media, which he actively updates on a regular basis!

A bumper entry at the June Whilton Mill meeting put Salman against twenty-four IAME Cadet drivers...

A capacity grid at Whilton Mill for the sixth round of their Club Championship saw Salman compete against a raft of drivers.

 

Starting the opening heat from 7th position, he was pushed wide on the opening lap - dropping him down to 15th position. Salman regathered himself and had battled his way back up to 10th by lap 6. He battled until the final lap, where he was again pushed wide - finishing in 17th position.

 

Heat 2, starting from 14th position saw Salman make a great start up to 9th by the end of the opening lap. A tough race ensued to remain in this position, which he was forced to surrender two laps from home - finishing the heat in 13th position.

 

The third and final heat saw Salman start from 4th position. His outside line start thwarted him as he fell to 7th after the second lap. Still showing solid pace against a lot of established drivers, Salman was in the fight for the top 10 - crossing the line in 11th position.

Post-race however he was penalised 1 lap, for being deemed guilty of causing a collision - meaning he would start the final from 20th position.

 

Salman made a solid start to the final, keeping out of the first corner melee and found himself in 16th position by the second lap. However just after finishing the third tour, Salman was forced to retire after a technical issue - preventing him to make further progress up the grid.

 

It was in at the deep end for Salman this weekend, but he proved he has solid pace and showed encouraging signs of development - boding well for the rest of the season.

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Technical problems thwart salman