Josh Irfan wins Trofeo D’estate

June 20, 2018

Karting

It was a successful weekend for Josh Irfan at Lonato as he took victory in the Trofeo D’estate in a field of 32 top Mini drivers. Racing in the Mini Nazionale class, Josh was up against several local drivers which was never going to make his task easy, but now focusing on European racing Josh will be catching the eye of several factory years as he continues to race in the Mini class in preparation for OK Junior.

Josh got his day off to a solid start qualifying in 4th place which would put him in row two for the Pre-Final with no heats taking place in a jam-packed event which included a total of eleven classes!

After a difficult start to the race Josh had just ten laps to work his through from 5th place and wasted no time in doing so getting up to 3rd place by lap three. From there it became a brief came of strategy with Josh part of a lead trio working together to build a gap over the rest of the field. Once the race had hit the halfway point Josh made two moves in as many laps to take the race lead and controlled the race from there to take the win in impressive fashion.

The final was very much a two-way fight for victory with Josh going head to head with Brando Badoer. The Italian had made a fantastic start and was the only driver who could keep up with the fantastic pace of Josh as the pair would build up a gap of almost two seconds by lap seven. It was quite clear at this point that it was tactics from Badoer to wait for the last lap to steal victory from Josh.

However, this is of course a very familiar situation for Josh back in the UK. Having been on both ends of the stick Josh could read exactly what Badoer was going to do and he responded to that perfectly and left Badoer no choice but to settle for 2nd. It was a fantastic victory for Josh and the Baby Race team in what is becoming a brilliant season! Better still, with eleven classes present the win took place in front of a huge audience.

 

Max Cook ‘falls’ short of two race victories

It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Max Cook at round three of the British Talent Cup. Max fell short of a victory on Saturday by just 0.040 seconds despite taking the lead into the last corner in a thrilling battle with Rory Skinner. But whilst leading race two on Sunday Max unfortunately took a fall on the opening lap. He'll certainly be back for redemption at Silverstone in a few weeks time! 

 

Ivan Lomliev – Double Super One Podium at Rowrah

After a difficult Saturday Ivan drove a fantastic Sunday to take podiums in both finals at Super One round four at Rowrah maintaining his one hundred percent podium finish record for this season!

 

Full Super One Rowrah round up:

Ivan Lomliev 3rd, 3rd

Vinnie Phillips 3rd, 8th

Luke Watts 10th, 5th

Luke Whitehead 4th, DNF