Caroline led away from pole position, with Ticktum slotting into 2nd followed by Chaplin, Knott, Cornwell and Wooden. It is almost impossible to list all the place changes in this lead group, but the lead changed eleven times within my sight and I could only see half the circuit. Ticktum and Knott both had turns out front, but it was Caroline who led as they started an eventful last lap. Ticktum grabbed the lead with an opportunist move at Garda and Knott slipped ahead of Caroline at the same point. The sight they provided as they swept into Cafe Curve had to be seen to be believed as, instead of the normal string of karts, they came into view four abreast llott having joined the front three while Wonder and Cornwell were now in the second group. Caroline somehow managed to move from 3rd as they came through Café Curve and into the lead. Ticktum held station on the outside which gave him the inside on the dash to the line. Knott was tucked in right behind these two and Ilott tried to go to the left of them all. As the four headed for the line. Ticktum and Caroline started to edge left and contact with non put him in contact with the tyre barrier as they got close to the flag. That contact spun him round and he took the flag backwards in 3rd place, with Caroline taking the win ahead of Ticktum. Knott finished an unlucky 4th, while Monger took 5th after starling 11th and Cornwell finished 6th. Just a fifth of a second covered the top 4 across the line, while if you were 2s adrift of the win after 20 pulsating laps you were 10th!
Karting Magazine – December 2009
“The Final at this meeting surpassed anything I have seen in the last four years”
Gary Kimber, Karting Magazine