CIRENCESTER’S Louis Wall continued to make encouraging progress in the Superkart 125cc Championship which resumed at Rockingham.


Superkart 125cc Championship

The 25-year-old finished fifth and then sixth in two races at the new venue to improve his overall standing despite challenging conditions.

Wall said: “There was plenty to contend with because of the changing weather. Friday's testing was very wet in the morning and then dry in the afternoon as we all got to know the new track.

“On the Saturday, when it was dry and very hot, I qualified in seventh despite the engine having a slight misfire.

“But the first race on Sunday was put back an hour because of thunder and lightning and the track being flooded.

“It was still wet for the race but we had a good start and built a nice pace, slowly gaining on those in front and I was up to fifth and catching fourth when the race was red-flagged and cancelled due to a kart sat on the side of the track.”

Conditions then changed again for the second event.

Wall, who is sponsored by KwikFit’s Cirencester branch, the Mansell Collection and the UK Youth charity, added: “We had a good start but a slight lock-up under braking meant I lost a few places before I started pushing and my lap times came down to move up and finish sixth.”

Louis now has time to prepare for the next 125 meeting, at Cadwell Park on August 30/31.