The First and Second Round of the British Karting Championship 2019 at PFI did not bring the expected result that Alessandro Ceronetti and his Team BKC Racing have been aspiring for. A disappointing P3 at Round 1 and a P9 at Round 2 against the 49 strongest UK Junior X30 drivers.
In Round 1 Timed Qualifying did not go well scoring an overall P24 due to a series of unlucky combinations concerning track position at the right time. However Alessandro managed to win the Heat 1 and scoring a good P4 in the Heat 2. This result allowed Alessandro to grid on P3 for the Final 1 which he confirmed at the end of a hard and battling race, setting the BKC driver on the podium.
Round 2 was very different and tough. Timed Qualifying did not go well again scoring an overall P14 due to a wrong track position at the right time and a mechanical issue. Believing the mechanical issue was solved in Heat 1 Alessandro managed to go right up in the front before the engine seized 4 laps to go resulting in a DNF. Heat 2 was even harder with a replacement engine ending in a disappointing P10. This poor results placed Alessandro in P3 for the Repechage Final which he led since lap 1 and won in comfort. This win guaranteed a P29 in the Final 2. After a stunning and storming race, the BKC talent driver managed to end Final 2 in P9 making an impressive 20 positions and collating a massive shout-out for the several emotional moves on the track.
“I knew this wasn’t going to be easy as the grid this weekend was the best in Britain and possibly in Europe. The weekend didn’t start off very well and ended really poorly due to a series of unfortunate circumstances in relation to some technical issues. We came over here to win both Finals and we only ended with a disappointing P3 and P9. The Team did a good job again and I cannot stop to thank all of them. My Team Principal Rob Dodds, my Team Manager Tim Woolridge for the tuition and the tune. BKC Racing for the equipment and Aventus Power for the engines. And surely dad for the spannering and the support! Looking forwards to the Third and Fourth Rounds of the British Championship coming up next month at my home circuit at Shenington. I feel we paid enough tribute to Mrs Misfortune in these two Rounds and I am confident coming to it!”.
The current Championship Standing see the Stratford-upon-Avon’s boy holding the P6 with a gap of 16 pts from the leader and 10 races to go.
So next up is the Third and Fourth Rounds of the British Karting Championship 2019 at the circuit of Shenington (UK) coming up next month. Will Alessandro and his Team BKC be again in a very competitive position to claim the final victory?