2019 Mini Karts IAME Report MI Final

Mini Karts IAME Report MI Final.

Motorsport Ireland’s final of their Karting Championship took place on Sunday, the fifteenth of September at Adventure Kartworld, Watergrasshill County Cork. The weather conditions in Kartworld where dry so all karts were on slicks.

Mini Karts IAME

Heat 1.

The smallest karts on the track, and the youngest pilots started out the day.

The Grid started with Jack McLoughlin in Pole position, followed by Ian Carey, Cillian Fahy Cajazerira and Erik Gilsenan. Lap one saw Eric Gilsenan climb to second place from last on the grid, taking Cillian Fahy and Ian Carey. Everyone held their positions on the grid till lap three, where Erik Gilsenan took Jack McLoughlin. Everyone held their position for the remainder of the heat until lap seven where Ian Carey dropped to third giving Cillian Fahy second at the Checkered flag.

Heat 2.

Heat two saw Gilsenan starting in pole, Gilsenan dominated this heat keeping pole position for the whole eight laps. The race in this heat was between Carey and McLoughlin. McLoughlin went from last place on the grid to second within the first lap, Carey took back second place by Lap three. This battle continued throughout the heat where Mc Loughlin took P2 off Carey on lap 7 and held it for the last lap.

Pre Final 

The pre final saw Carey P1, Gilsenan P2, Cillian Fahy P3 and Mc Loughlin P4. Gilsenan took Carey at the start and dominated the Pre final, with a 3.609 lead on Mc Loughlin. Carey was in second followed by Mc Loughlin and Fahy. then on lap seven Fahy took Carey. The pre final finished with Gilsenan P1 then followed by McLoughlin P2, Carey P3 and Fahy P4.

The Final 

This was a thirteen lap final, where the grid started with Gilsenan P1, Mc Loughlin P2, Carey P3 and Fahy P4. This was an interesting final, with a chance for any of the competitors to take the chequered. But by the end finished as the race started with Gilsenan taking the chequered flag followed by Carey, Mc Loughlin and Fahy.

Article and images courtesy of Graham Joyce