The 2017 Tuto Super One Series wrapped up with a spectacular event at PF International, bringing together all classes except Rotax 177. Ten new Champions were crowned, while more than 30 guest drivers joined the meeting to prepare for the World Championships next week. The weather was changeable with several classes having to contend with at least one wet Final.
MSA British Kart Championship
Round 5Although swelled by ranks of overseas drivers competing at PF International in preparation for the CIK-FIA World Championship at two weeks, Qualifying was still headed by relative locals Jamie Flynn and Bobby Game.
Dean MacDonald won Final 1 from Flynn after a last lap move enabled him to finish almost a second ahead, and Sebastian Persson dropped off the podium with a spoiler penalty which promoted Pavel Bulantsev.
It was the other way round in the wet Final 2 with Flynn 1st and MacDonald 2nd with Game completing the podium. Ben Barnicoat had been 2nd briefly before he retired on lap 5, and Roy Johnson crossed the line 3rd but was penalised a lap for several misdemeanors.
Round 6Guest driver Bulantsev took pole on Sunday ahead of Dean MacDonald and went on to win Final 1 too, with Mark Kimber 2nd and Barnicoat 3rd.
The wet Final 2 was dominated by karting returnee Barnicoat who took the lead at the start from 3rd. Barnicoat pulled away from Bulantsev in 2nd while Jamie Flynn was promoted onto the podium when James Lingard was penalised.
Kimber is the new British Champion, finishing 22 points ahead of Joe Turney who was just a point clear of Oliver Clarke.
MSA British Junior Kart Championship
Round 5Morgan Porter took pole, 0.35s ahead of Joseph Taylor with Harry Thompson 3rd, however in Final 1 Thompson moved up to take the win ahead of Porter with Taylor a distant 3rd.
In Final 2 on a track drying after a shower Thompson led all the way with Porter and Taylor battling for 2nd in the latter half before Porter dropped to the back on the last lap. In what was becoming a theme, Alex Eades finished 3rd but was penalised, handing the position to Luca Griggs.
Round 6Thompson started Sunday with pole against Taylor but Final 1 went to Porter a quarter-second ahead of Jamie Day after Porter had fought with Thompson for most of the race.
Taylor won Final 2, held on a drying track, with Thompson crossing the line 2nd after leading much of the race. However, he was penalised for a dislodged spoiler, promoting Porter to 2nd followed by Singaporean Alex Huang.
Thompson is this year’s British Champion with Porter the runner-up and Day 3rd.
MSA British Cadet Kart ChampionshipThe season’s star Taylor Barnard qualified on pole followed by Coskun Irfan, then after the heats Barnard stayed ahead with Arvid Lindblad storming up the standings to 2nd.
Final 1 went to Maxwell Dodds with Irfan a fraction behind after a race where the leaders also included Barnard, Lindblad and Alex Dunne, while Josh Rowledge came through to gain 12 places and take 3rd.
In Final 2 Barnard was back on top in another pack race but finished well ahead after the last-lap skirmishes. Lindblad was 2nd by nearly 2.8s while William MacIntyre moved up to 3rd. Barnard is now confirmed as British Champion with 1159 points to Lindblad’s 1042.
MSA X30 Junior National ChampionshipNelson King took pole but it was Louie Westover who dominated the heats, winning his two with Dragan Pinsent winning the other.
Reggie Duhy moved up five places to win Final 1 after a tight battle in the top six in the first half of the race involving Pinsent, Sean Butcher, Westover and Samuel White.
Then in Final 2 Butcher took the lead from Duhy and Matthew Hudson after five laps and pulled away by five seconds on the drying track.
Westover is the new Champion on 922 points with Butcher coming in 2nd by 24 points.
MSA X30 Senior National ChampionshipDanny Keirle took pole after a dead heat with Levi King was decided by second-fastest laps, then King topped the heats with two 2nd places with Keirle well down the grid after a DNF.
Oliver Hodgson gained three places to win Final 1 ahead of King, defeating Elliot Harvey who later received a spoiler penalty. Bradley Pennell came back to 3rd after dropping some places in mid-race.
Hodgson won again in Final 2 after passing Elliot Harvey who recovered well. Keirle had been in the lead and fighting with Harvey before he retired, leaving the way clear for Hodgson.
Despite his misfortune Keirle is this year’s X30 Senior Champion, 27 points ahead of Hodgson.
MSA TKM Junior National ChampionshipDaniel Butterworth took pole just over a tenth ahead of Zak Taylor, but in the heats previous round winner Robert Welham took control.
James Pashley won a lively Final 1 ahead of Archie Strong and Butterworth, with most of the race spent within a close leading pack. Kurt Roberts had also been one of the leaders after starting 2nd but dropped back at the end.
Final 2 was no less competitive with Welham eventually winning under a tenth ahead of Butterworth, and Pashley also spending time in the lead as well as dropping back to 6th at one point before coming back to 3rd.
After a relatively quiet weekend, Abbi Pulling has narrowly won the Championship, two points ahead of Pashley.
MSA TKM Senior National ChampionshipBradley White came out on top of Timed Qualifying, three tenths ahead of Harry Moore, but on Saturday Stephen Letts dominated the two heats ahead of John Hogan.
Kyle Sproat came through to win Final 1 ahead of Letts after the battled all race, with Letts finishing 0.07s behind. Christopher Whitton took 3rd behind the battling pair and finished half a second behind.
In Final 2 they swapped places with Letts winning after a long battle with Sproat, with Whitton getting his nose in front briefly as well. White also mixed with the lead group and finished just over a tenth behind Sproat. Letts is the new Champion, 81 points ahead of Simon Vercoe.
ABkC Honda Cadet National ChampionshipSonny Smith qualified on pole ahead of James Walker, with the top four within a tenth. Walker took pole for Final 1 after two 2nd places in the heats, while the wins went to Oliver Bearman, Daryl Taylor and Lucas Ellingham.
In Final 1 Archie Brown was the early leader before Bearman moved to the front of the pack, while Walker was penalised out of 2nd. Sebastian Bloch inherited the runner-up position followed by Brown.
There were six lead changes over the 12 laps of Final 2 with Brown and Aston Millar both having several goes at Bearman without being able to make it stick. Bearman secured the race and the Championship, finishing half a second ahead of Brown with Millar 3rd.
ABkC Minimax National ChampionshipChampionship favourite Lewis Gilbert qualified on exactly the same time as Tom Adams, with Adams taking pole on second fastest laps. Gilbert won both heats with Adams and Kai Hunter taking a 2nd place each.
Final 1 saw three-kart battle all race with Hunter winning and Gilbert dropping to the back at the end, but in Final 2 Gilbert bounced back and fought with Hunter behind the leader Adams before taking the lead on the last lap.
Gilbert has take the Championship by 20 points from Hunter with Adams a further nine points behind that.
ABkC Junior Max National ChampionshipTyler Chesterton took pole two tenths ahead of George Holbrook then took 4th and 1st in the heats, with the other win going to Holbrook. On Sunday he fought off Tommy Foster and Finlay Bunce to secure the lead at a third race distance but he could never fully shake off Bunce.
Rhys Hunter won the lively Final 2 after a heartbroken Bunce retired from the lead on the penultimate lap. Bradley Barrett came in 2nd by a tiny margin and Tommy Foster 3rd while Chesterton and Tom Edmunds also had brief shots at the lead.
Chesterton is the new Champion, finishing 52 points ahead of Barrett with Rhys Hunter 3rd.
OK-Junior Guest Event32 OK-Junior guest drivers lined up to familiarise themselves with the track and equipment at PFi in preparation for the World Championships, from both British and European teams. They were racing in the same format as the British Championship class with Qualifying and two Finals on both days.
SaturdayZak O’Sullivan took pole ahead of Malthe Jakobsen but in Final 1 Jack Doohan took the win after O’Sullivan came off at the start and a large proportion of the field received bumper penalties. Dexter Patterson took 2nd and Pietro Delli Guanti 3rd. Doohan won again in Final 2, a wet race which was stopped by a red flag after 75% race distance. Patterson was 2nd again, by just under three tenths, but 3rd-placed Gillian Henrion was over 11s behind.
SundaySunday morning started off dry and Doohan was on pole, with Patterson 2nd. However, in Final 1 Doohan was penalised a lap after fighting with Patterson and Zane Maloney for most of the race. This gave the win to Paul Aron ahead of Alessandro Ceronetti and Jakobsen. Patterson quickly got the better of Aron in the early laps of Final 2 but Aron stayed 2nd while Maloney and Ceronetti fought behind him, ending in DNF for both of them. O’Sullivan finished 3rd, 5s back.
MSA British Kart Championship
Round 5Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Dean MacDonald (Tonykart); 2 Jamie Flynn (Alonso); 3 Pavel Bulantsev (Tonykart); 4 Bobby Game (Alonso); 5 Joe Turney (Kosmic); 6 Ilya Morozov (Tonykart)
Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Flynn; 2 MacDonald; 3 Game; 4 Oliver Clarke (Tonykart); 5 Bulantsev; 6 Sebastian Alvarez (Exprit)
Round 6Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Bulantsev; 2 Mark Kimber (Tonykart); 3 Ben Barnicoat (Fullerton); 4 James Lingard (Tonykart); 5 Game; 6 Kasparas Vaskelis (Exprit)
Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Barnicoat; 2 Bulantsev; 3 Flynn; 4 Roy Johnson (Kosmic); 5 Lingard; 6 Game
Championship Standings1 Kimber 622
2 Turney 600
3 Clarke 599
4 Flynn 596
5 Game 594
6 Johnson 583
MSA British Junior Kart Championship
Round 5Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Harry Thomson (Alonso); 2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart); 3 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton); 4 Alex Eades (Kosmic); 5 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart); 6 Shihab Al Habsi (Tonykart)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Thompson; 2 Taylor; 3 Luca Griggs (Tonykart); 4 Al Habsi; 5 Cunnington; 6 Jamie Day (Kosmic)
Round 6Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Porter; 2 Day; 3 Al Habsi; 4 Thompson; 5 Eades; 6 Griggs
Final 2 (13 laps): 1 Taylor; 2 Porter; 3 Alex Huang (Fullerton); 4 Day; 5 Thompson; 6 Cunnington
Championship Standings1 Thompson 644
2 Porter 609
3 Day 602
4 Cunnington 600
5 Eades 585
6 Al Habsi 584
OK-Junior Guest Event
SaturdayFinal 1 (17 laps): 1 Jack Doohan (Alonso); 2 Dexter Patterson (Exprit); 3 Pietro Delli Guanti (Tonykart); 4 Xavier Handsaeme (Kosmic); 5 Luca Griggs (Tonykart); 6 Gillian Henrion (Tonykart)
Final 2 (10 laps): 1 Doohan; 2 Patterson; 3 Henrion; 4 Alex Simmonds (Tonykart); 5 Alex Kattoulas (Exprit); 6 Alessandro Ceronetti (Exprit)
SundayFinal 1 (17 laps): 1 Paul Aron (Alonso); 2 Ceronetti; 3 Malthe Jakobsen (Alonso); 4 Patterson; 5 Dino Beganovic (Tonykart); 6 Jamie Day (Kosmic)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Patterson; 2 Aron; 3 Zak O’Sullivan (Alonso); 4 Jakobsen; 5 Day; 6 Henrion
MSA British Cadet Kart ChampionshipFinal 1 (12 laps): 1 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart); 2 Coskun Irfan (Synergy); 3 Josh Rowledge (Tonykart); 4 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy); 5 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 6 Alex Dunne (Tonykart)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Barnard; 2 Lindblad; 3 William McIntyre (Synergy); 4 Dodds; 5 Archie Mace (Tonykart); 6 Luke Watts (Synergy)
Championship Standings1 Barnard 1159
2 Lindblad 1042
3 Dodds 1036
4 Dunne 1028
5 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 1009
6 Matthew Rees (Zip) 980
MSA X30 Junior National ChampionshipFinal 1 (14 laps): 1 Reggie Duhy (Compkart); 2 Sean Butcher (Tonykart); 3 Louie Westover (Kosmic); 4 Jonny Wilkinson (Tonykart); 5 Cole Kilner (Tonykart); 6 Alex Lloyd (Alonso)
Final 2 (11 laps): 1 Butcher; 2 Duhy; 3 Matthew Hudson (Tonykart); 4 Max Jeanne (Tonykart); 5 Lloyd; 6 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit)
Championship Standings1 Westover 922
2 Butcher 898
3 Duhy 896
4 Pinsent 895
5 Wilkinson 890
6 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) 845
MSA X30 Senior National ChampionshipFinal 1 (14 laps): 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART); 2 Levi King (Tonykart); 3 Bradley Pennell (Compkart); 4 Lewis Malin (Compkart); 5 Danny Keirle (Fullerton); 6 William Pettitt (Tonykart)
Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Hodgson; 2 Elliot Harvey (Alonso); 3 Pennell; 4 King; 5 Thomas Turner (Tonykart); 6 Pettitt
Championship Standings1 Keirle 942
2 Hodgson 915
3 Turner 893
4 Harvey 889
5 Derek Morgan (Gillard) 810
6 King 803
MSA TKM Junior National ChampionshipFinal 1 (13 laps): 1 James Pashley (Jade); 2 Archie Strong (Tonykart); 3 Daniel Butterworth (Gold); 4 Theo Hesketh (Tonykart); 5 Robert Welham (Tonykart); 6 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko)
Final 2 (13 laps): 1 Welham; 2 Butterworth; 3 Pashley; 4 Zak Taylor (Jade); 5 Deal; 6 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko)
Championship Standings1 Pulling 1069
2 Pashley 1067
3 Deal 1066
4 Kurt Roberts (Jade) 1028
5 Welham 943
6 Taylor 939
MSA TKM Senior National ChampionshipFinal 1 (13 laps): 1 Kyle Sproat (Tonykart); 2 Stephen Letts (Tonykart); 3 Christopher Whitton (Tonykart); 4 Lee Whittingham (Tal-Ko); 5 Harry Moore (Jade); 6 Sam Fowler (Jade)
Final 2 (13 laps): 1 Letts; 2 Sproat; 3 Bradley White (Tal-Ko); 4 Moore; 5 Whittingham; 6 Matthew Taylor (Tonykart)
Championship Standings1 Letts 1107
2 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko) 1026
3 Fowler 1017
4 Moore 1014
5 Adam Sparrow (Tal-Ko) 1003
6 Joe Stockford (Tal-Ko) 957
ABkC Honda Cadet National ChampionshipFinal 1 (11 laps): 1 Oliver Bearman (Synergy); 2 Sebastian Bloch (Project One); 3 Archie Brown (Synergy); 4 Lucas Ellingham (Zip); 5 Aston Millar (BRK); 6 Harvey Charter (Zip)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Bearman; 2 Brown; 3 Millar; 4 James Walker (Synergy); 5 Ellingham; 6 Theo Micouris (Synergy)
Championship Standings1 Bearman 1086
2 Eillingham 1017
3 Millar 1004
4 Joshua McLean (Synergy) 992
5 Micouris 970
6 Alfie Rigby (BRK) 956
ABkC Minimax National ChampionshipFinal 1 (13 laps): 1 Kai Hunter (Kosmic); 2 Tom Adams (Tonykart); 3 Ben Caisley (Tonykart); 4 Lewis Gilbert (Tonykart)
Final 2 (13 laps): 1 Gilbert; 2 Hunter; 3 Adams; 4 Caisley;
Championship Standings1 Gilbert 1139
2 Hunter 1119
3 Adams 1108
4 Caisley 1046
5 Jamie Day (Kosmic) 565
6 Jacob McComb (Compkart) 345
ABkC Junior Max National ChampionshipFinal 1 (13 laps): 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tonykart); 2 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic); 3 Tom Edmunds (Kosmic); 4 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic); 5 Tommy Foster (Tonykart); 6 Bradley Barrett (Tonykart)
Final 2 (13 laps): 1 Hunter; 2 Barrett; 3 Foster; 4 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic); 5 Chesterton; 6 James Lowther (Tonykart)
Championship Standings1 Chesterton 1121
2 Barrett 1069
3 Hunter 1064
4 Ravenscroft 1033
5 Foster 996
6 Bunce 985