It has been some five months since Callum was out in Valencia at the IAME Winter Cup and after an unplanned hiatus for the sport, the Fusion Motorsport driver will now resume racing this weekend. With tracks only opening in the last few weeks there has not been a lot of time to test, but lack of track time is something Callum has had to become used to do in his Worldwide schedule. That experience will leave him confident going into the first ever race of the Ultimate Karting Championship.
The brand-new series is set to make its debut as it heads to the challenging Rowrah circuit. Callum will be one of 16 drivers competing in the Senior X30 class and what the grid lacks in numbers it makes up for in quality with several on the grid able to label themselves a race winning contender. With the start of the IAME Euro Series following immediately after Callum has no time to get up to speed and will have to hit the ground running this weekend.
One thing that will play into the Fusion’s drivers hands is his experience of quickly getting up to speed at a circuit. When competing in the 2018 LGM Series, Callum would rarely compete at shakedown races due to CRG Factory Team commitments and that did not stop him from taking several wins and podium, including Rowrah, and challenging for the title.
With that in mind, Callum will feel confident of taking a podium at least to get his UKC campaign off to a strong start. That said, there are a number of drivers competing this weekend that were racing at the club race last weekend which will give them valuable experience after a lengthy break.
It is going to be the start of a busy few months for Callum with the British Kart Championships kicking off in August at Rowrah. This will provide a great chance for Callum to get some practice in ahead of his first race in the British Championships since 2016.
Although the UKC does not have the reputation of the Euro Series or British Championships yet it’s prizes and TV coverage make it a championship everyone wants to win. Recent events have seen the calendar trimmed down meaning good points scores have become more crucial and mistakes even more costly!