WSK Super Masters series, Rd.3, International Circuit, La Conca, Italy
Chris made a stunning recovery following on from engine issues in the qualifying stages of this prestigious WSK Super Masters Series in Italy. An engine fault on the first lap of qualifying set the background for a ferocious recovery, and one which took him to within a whisker of the podium in the final.
Starting from the back of the grid in all three heats, Chris would go on to overtake a total of 49 karts! This unfortunately placed him down in Grid 14 for his Pre-Final, where he proceeded to overtake a further eight karts which would place him Grid 11 for the Final itself.
The Final saw him move forward strongly, setting purple laps on his way towards the front. On the last lap he briefly held 3rd place before settling for 4th, with three karts abreast across the line in a photo style finish. A front fairing penalty – collected on the first corner of the race – saw him officially classed 9th, but that did definitely not detract from such a stunning recovery drive and a total tally of 65 places gained! This performance by Chris, amply demonstrated the fighting spirit of this young talent. When one considers the unfortunate engine problems at the beginning of the event, to finish where he did deserves much credit indeed.
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