The US Kart Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway was the first competitive outing for the Viper Racing UK Anderson Mirage / PVP 251.Qualify Trevor Roberts was immediately on the pace, setting the fastest time in Friday qualifying with a 1:34.27 lap. Unfortunately a miscalculation of the fuel consumption saw the kart underweight by 4lbs (a little under 2kg) so the time was dissallowed and Trevor had to start the pre-final from a lowly grid position. Pré-final In the wet Saturday pre-final, after a lightning start, Trevor was able to pick his way through the more cautious competitors and take the lead at the first turn!! With the Anderson Mirage handling perfectly on it's Dunlop wet tyres he was able to drive at his own pace, taking a controlled win from Gavin Bennett who although setting fastest time was struggling to keep it on the track at that pace. Final USGP The Grand Prix was set to be an epic battle with the first lap indicating this to be the case. However, passing the start/finish line for the first time Trevor felt a sudden loss of power followed immediately by a bang as the piston in the rear cylinder disintegrated, putting an end to the prospect of a great race. This was made all the more dissapointing as the pistons had been changed on Saturday morning and had only had an hours running. The whole Viper Racing UK team was dissapointed not to have been able to give the crowd the battle they had expected, and offer their congratulations to Gavin Bennett (UK), Sam Zavaglia (AUS) and J R Osborne (US) for their results. Thanks must also go to Russell Anderson for an excellent Mirage Chassis and to Poul Petersen for a brilliant 251 engine, so competitive on it's first outing. Trevor personally wishes to thanl team boss, Ian Harrison for putting the kart together, setting up the chassis and tuning the PVP motor to present a supereb package with which to compete in the UK, Europe and (hopefully) the USA in 2008.
Samedi 26 Octobre 2019
Dimanche 27 Octobre 2019