TYLER GREENBURY INSIDE THE TOP TEN IN ITALY
Reigning CIK Stars of Karting Series Pro Gearbox (KZ2) Champion Tyler Greenbury continued his learning experience in Italy while charging his way to a top ten finish during the opening day of racing at the WSK Euro Series event at La Conca.
After qualifying 13th during Friday’s action, Greenbury had a slow start to the opening heat which dropped him to the rear of the field.
“I got a bad start as it is a lot different starting process over here kind of lost my way a bit and didn’t get off the line like I would have liked which dropped me back to last, but I had good pace and caught straight up to the others, which was a good sign,” said Greenbury.
“I started to make my way through only to get up the inside of a guy and he turned in on me which took me out of the race which I was a bit disappointed by.”
Determined to make up for the opening heat disappointment and buoyed in confidence from the glimpses of pace he had shown aboard his CRG kart, Greenbury enjoyed a strong run to eighth in the second heat race.
“I got off the line better than the first start and gained a few places on the thrd corner then gradually made my way up to eighth position which I was really happy with,” said Greenbury.
“I was getting faster and faster as the race went on I got a lot more confident in driving as that was the most amount of laps I had done in a full session all week.”
Prior to Saturday’s final, where he would start 13th, Greenbury and CRG team made an axle change and front end adjustment with the aim of securing another strong result
“Entering the race I was still a little nervous about the starts and trying to get off the line as good as I could. I ended up getting a blinder and passed two guys up the inside and kept making my way forward into the top 8 within 5 laps,” said Greenbury.
“I made a pass onto the main straight and the guy made a switch back on me and which forced me wide on the exit putting me back to 14th. The changes we made were good and I raced my way back to ninth – which wasn’t too bad all things considered.
“After the last race I had really become confident in my driving and coming to grips with everything I have learnt. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s races and am actually really confident I can move up a little more.
“We’ve made more changes to the front and back so see how I go tomorrow!”
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WEEKEND SCHEDULE (all times AEST)
Sunday 23 June
4:05pm – Warm-Up
5:50pm – Heat 1
8:10pm – Heat 2
11:30pm – Sunday Final