Jodie Fieldhouse takes clean sweep of podiums at Llandow and Foster wins at Dunkeswell

March 26, 2018

Cool FAB-Racing

It was a brilliant start to Jodie Fieldhouse’s career as part of the #YRDAFamily with the 18-year-old bike racer taking a clean sweep of podiums at Llandow for the Cool FAB-Racing season opener. Racing in the Extreme 200 class Jodie’s season got off to an almost perfect start as she picked up two third place finishes and a second and the Wales based circuit.

Jodie, along with Max Cook, recently became the first riders to join the programme in an exciting new are for the Young Racing Driver Academy. It comes just after we revealed the news of Tom Canning, Alex Quinn and Tom Wood all securing drives in the British GT Championship helped by our contacts at Steller Motorsport.

The Cool FAB-Racing championship is where the UK’s next MotoGP riders learn their craft with millions often tuning in on YouTube to watch back the races covered by TDi Media. For Jodie racing in the Extreme 200 class is somewhat different to what will she will be riding in the Hel Performance Motostar British Championship and EMRA. But she showed great adaptability and a recent test in Spain clearly helped her prepare for the very competitive series.

It was a great result for Jodie’s confidence, if she needed anymore already, as she prepares for the opening round of the Hel Performance Motostar British Championship in two weeks where she will jump on the Moto3 bike. Racing on the support package of the British Superbike Championship crowds of over 50,000 are expected to pass through the gates of Brands Hatch. 

Before then Jodie will be back in the East Midlands Racing Association (EMRA) Championship returning to round two as the reigning 450R Champion. Mallory Park will be the host of next weekends event as Jodie’s busy season continues.

 

Tommy Foster continues unbeaten run at Dunkeswell 

Tommy Foster remains unbeaten since graduating into Senior Max after taking victory at round two of the Dunkeswell Kart Club Championship. The reigning English Champion was racing in a competitive Senior Max grid as he continues to prepare for this years British Championship. The day got off to a good start with tommy gaining eight places to finish 3rd in heat one before going on to win heat two. A 5th place finish in heat three was enough to secure Tommy a front row start for the final.

Starting on the outside Tommy dropped to 3rd at the start but wasted no time in recovering to 2nd. From there he stayed patient and waited until lap seven to take the lead and eventual race win. The race was far from straight forward with Foster being kept honest. But under pressure he was able to set the fastest lap and secure the victory by just over half a second.

 

YRDA Weekend Results 

Abbie Munro wins on Senior Max debut

After a very successful first test for Abbie in Formula 4 at Anglesey she proved that her adaptability was no fluke as she took victory in her opening Senior Max race. Competing at the North of Scotland Kart Club, Golspie, Abbie took wins in all three heats followed by the final! 

Whilton Mill Kart Club

Luke Whitehead - 2nd place

British Championship preparations continue to go well for Luke who finished 2nd in Junior X30 at Whilton Mill. Racing in a packed grid of over 50 drivers Luke was on fire all day qualifying 2nd for the final. A tricky start saw him lose any chance of taking a win but a comfortable 2nd place was more than satisfying. 

Luke Watts – 2nd

Luke has had been finding issues with his equipment recently and that once again came back to haunt him on Sunday. A good set of heats saw him qualify pole for the final, but he struggled to finish 2nd something he’ll be looking to improve on at LGM this weekend.