RACE REPORT: Alfie Garford, Weratools British Kart Championship 2023 Round 1

May 2, 2023

Round 1 PF International – April 28-30th

Race report

An impressive first outing into the senior category of British Karting saw Alfie Garford Storm through a competitive grid of current and ex British champions to a 4th place finish.

After being sideswiped out of the lead by another competitor in the pre-final, Alfie had to start the final from 12th on the Grid.

 A hectic first lap saw Alfie actually lose a couple of places. Calm and composed he began to pick his way through the field, knowing he had set the kart up to be kind to the tyres to allow an edge towards the end of the race.

After two thirds distance Alfie found himself in 4 place but with a fairly big gap to the leading trio who were working well together to protect the lead. So Alfie dug deep and for the next 4-5laps but in some mighty qualy laps to bring himself up to the back bumper of 3rd. A lap later would see him take the lead.

With 2 laps to go a 4 kart battle for the win ensued, allowing another 4 contenders to catch and latch on to the party. Back and forth Alfie went, trying some high risk moves but in the end he crossed the line 4th.

After the race Alfie commented ‘It was a great race and battle, I had to come back from a low start position, so I’m happy with my progression up to the lead. To come straight in to senior racing at my age is unheard of, and to then be at the sharp end is something I can hold my head high at.’

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