For the Muth family, and for the LH chassis, it was a perfect day for the second round of the French Community Championship! At Ostricourt, Esteban and O’Neill made it a superb double in the two races on the programme. Already unbeaten at Mariembourg, Esteban left the French track with maximum points under his belt!
The season has begun remarkably well for Esteban Muth and his LH chassis (the initials and colours of Lewis Hamilton) in the Mini category. In four races, the young Brussels driver has accumulated the same number of wins, in the class reserved for drivers aged between 8 and 11. At Ostricourt, for the second round of the French Community Championship and the Challenge IAME Belgium, Esteban drove perfect races: pole position and two wins, each time with the fastest lap. “Even so, I don’t like this circuit too much,” he confided. “For the Minis, the entire first part is flat out and I prefer to have a lot of bends … “
That did not prevent the 2011 champion beginning the year strongly, taking four victories and a solid lead in the championship. In that regard, Esteban was also conveniently helped by his brother, O’Neill. Making good progress for his 8 years, the younger of the two Muth brothers drove impressively, taking two second places, both times after intense battles with his adversaries. O’Neill is now in third place in the championship, only 3 points from second. “I enjoyed it a lot,”whispered O’Neill with his usual smile. “In the first race I had to wait until the last lap to overtake Ugo de Wilde. And then he didn’t have time to pass me again. And that’s how it went! I’m really motivated because Anthony Hamilton promised he would try to arrange for us to meet Lewis if we get very could results!”
At the end of a perfect day in every way, John Muth, their father, could only smile. “We’ve spent a wonderful Sunday,” he admitted. “There are days like that … but, apart from the great results, I am also delighted to see the two boys enjoying themselves so much. That’s absolutely vital for children of 10 and 8! I would also like to thank Frédéric Lecomte, who agreed to be our replacement mechanic at the very last minute. This double by my two boys and their LH karts is also his.”
The Championship of the French Community in Belgium will continue in less than five weeks at Amay, where a few years ago Esteban and O’Neill had their first drives. But before that the two brothers will also be taking part in the prestige competition organised on 21 and 22 April in Mariembourg, supporting the X30 Europa Challenge. And in their current form they fully intend to be standing on the podium again!