Sayell shows strength during a challenging weekend

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InterMAX karter Jenson Sayell’s first visit to Warden Law near Sunderland proved challenging at the weekend for the third round of the Cadet Kart Championship.Friday’s practice went well with Sayell settling into the circuit almost immediately and he was the fastest in Saturday’s second practice. He qualified fourth with a time of 53.35 – just 0.28 seconds off pole.Sayell got a good start in Heat 1 and was up to third at the first corner when the ‘false start’ light came on for a third time.He eased up as required but was passed by three karts dropping him to sixth.The light was cancelled and the race was allowed to continue. Sayell battled hard to make up lost ground to finish fourth. Heat 2 was late in the day with temperatures dropping fast.A slow formation lap caused the engine to oil up and hesitate on the start dropping Sayell to 10th. A determined drive once the oil cleared saw Sayell make some great overtakes to finish fifth. The heat results qualified Sayell fourth for Sunday’s Super Heats. With torrential rain and standing water in many parts of the circuit Sayell span on the formation lap of Super Heat 1 (his first experience of the track in the wet) dropping to 12th over the line.He quickly made up four places on lap one then gradually made his way up the grid to finish fifth. In Super Heat 2, he was held out wide at the start dropping to sixth and then seventh before finally finishing fourth.This put Sayell fifth on the grid for the final. The track had changed to greasy with light rain but lots of standing water still. Avoiding a large puddle on his race line Sayell dropped two places on the start. A hard race followed and, clearly lacking grip, he eventually finished sixth.GW Driver development coach Gaby said: “Jenson continued to show the promise he has shown so far this season. It was his first time at Warden Law and he managed to qualify P4 in a competitive field of racers. “Jenson demonstrated a mature drive through the weekend to secure solid points for the championship despite the tricky track conditions”Sayell thanks Force Motorsport/James Taylor Racing for engine support, his team TWR and sponsors JLK Vehicle Solutions, Ark East Anglia Ltd, Hall Clean and Professional Aesthetic Enhancements Kings Lynn, Chris Phillips- Superstox 99 Infinity X and Prestige Designs.His next outing is to Rounds three and four of the Super One championship at Rowrah in Cumbria.

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