Kosmic Racing NSW enjoys success and races for Franco – From Kosmic Racing NSW
Kosmic Racing NSW enjoyed success at Round Three of the CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE in Ipswich, Queensland.
All Kosmic Racing NSW drivers wore black armbands at Round Three as a mark of respect to Franco Guitoli. Franco was a very passionate karting enthusiast and the team wanted to aknowladge what he has done for the sport of Karting. The thoughts of all Kosmic Racing NSW team members goes out to his family at this time.
In the Pro Light (KF1) class the Kosmic Chassis was by far the dominant chassis filling the first three on the podium and also the next two places.
Cian Fothergill put in a great display of driving on the Saturday after qualifying in fifth Cian adjusted the Kosmic Mercury chassis and Iame engine package to blitz the field driving from fifth to first in each on the heats. Sunday would see some bad luck for Cian with a loose part bringing him to an early exit from the first final whilst leading. Cian would then start the second final from the rear of the grid and he put in a truely masterful drive to put his Kosmic/Iame into second. We must also congradulate Adam Hughes and Jake Spencer for their efforts aboard the Kosmic/Iame package, Adam won both finals and Jake grabbed a well deserved third.
Daniel Holhan returned to the series and battled hard all weekend. Dan and the team knew that the Ipswich track would be physically demanding on him after his recent rib injury. But he showed great determination to stay with the pack and improved as the weekend went on, he also came away injury free and ready to take on his home track at Round Four.
The teams Pro Junior (KF3) drivers Dimitri Agathos and Lachlan Gibbons both worked hard all weekend. For Lachlan it was his first experiance of the demanding Ipswich track, but he improved as the weekend went. Lachlan came away from the weekend with plenty of knowledge about the track and will be a much better driver for the experiance. Dimitri posted some very fast lap times and qualified well, he also learned plenty from the weekend and will use that to his advantage as we head into the next round at his home track.
Junior Nat Heavy driver Tom Chitty did very well in his Kosmic Chassis, Tom ran in secnd all weekend and was looking to move to the top step of the podium in the final however he lost the tune on his engine which slowed his charge. Tom still finished second and sprayed the champagne.
Leopard Heavy driver Matt Boylan was another of the team to visit th Ipswich track for the first time and he improved everytime he went out onto the track. Matt ended the weekend in fifth but was the third fastest Leopard Heavy driver in the final.
The team now looks forward to round four at Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway. For most of the team’s drivers this is their home track.
“I’m very happy with the way the team went at Ipswich, for some of our drivers it was their first time at the very tough Ipswich curcuit, Cian again had some bad luck but I am sure we will see his luck turn around from here. I’m very proud of the whole team both drivers and the support staff. It is a very nice place to be with everyone getting along and helping each other out. I would like to wish all the drivers who are heading to the Nationals all the best luck,” said Team Principal Peter Galvin.