Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix 2015 – PFi circuit

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Barnicoat [Chesterfield] double-fisted salute of his Senior X30 category GP win the second of his two victories to be the first-ever double kart Grand Prix winner in the 20th running of 2015 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix at Lincolnshire’s Paul Fletcher international circuit

Ben Barnicoat made history at the Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix, while keeping himself occupied during Formula Renault Eurocup’s summer break.

Competing at Lincolnshire’s Paul Fletcher international circuit in the two categories, Senior Rotax and Senior X30, the Chesterfield 18 year-old became the first driver to win 2 GP titles in a day.

Including the 2 this weekend, he has now won 5 Kartmasters titles, and is the first to win 2 GP races within the space of half an hour.

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Barnicoat [Chesterfield] with the spoils of being the first-ever double kart Grand Prix winner in the 20th running of 2015 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix at Lincolnshire’’s Paul Fletcher international circuit

Barnicoat was undefeated in the Senior Rotax category having won every race through the weekend from heats through to the finals and the GP itself.

“It was a bit different jumping between the two categories and it took the first lap of the X30 to get into a rhythm, then I was OK.   While it was a bit tough starting from 10th on the X30 grid, a big fight at the front meant I could catch up.”

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Barnicoat [Chesterfield] on his tour d’honour after his 2nd GP win to be the first-ever double kart Grand Prix winner in the 20th running of 2015 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix at Lincolnshire’’s Paul Fletcher international circuit

“It feels amazing to be the first person to win 2 titles in a day – they can never take that away from me!”

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Barnicoat [Chesterfield] was undefeated in the Senior Rotax category but being chased on his way to be the first-ever double kart Grand Prix winner in the 20th running of 2015 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix at Lincolnshire’’s Paul Fletcher international circuit

Naturally he wants to express his thanks to KR Sport and Zip Young Guns for their efforts all over the weekend.

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Barnicoat [Chesterfield] was undefeated in the Senior Rotax category on his way to be the first-ever double kart Grand Prix winner in the 20th running of 2015 MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix at Lincolnshire’’s Paul Fletcher international circuit

 Sheffield’s Tom Healy usually shines in the Grand Prix, “The Senior X30 GP was a tough race”, dropping from 3rd to 9th and fighting back to 7th.  Unable to achieve a GP podium, in consolation he won the Best Senior Privateer Award.

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Tom Healy won the Best Senior Privateer Award

Worksop’s Phil Rawson, development driver for the Fullerton Kart Team.  Writing off his kart on Saturday, finding the replacement below par, Rawson slowly went backwards from 12th to finish the GP 18th.

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Jordan Baines tyres ruined his Kartmasters

Wath–upon-Dearne’s Jordan Baines was in the wars too, struggling with tyres all weekend.  Qualifying 21st, he finished 24th.

 

 

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