Callum starts LGM Series campaign with 8th place at Larkhall

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After missing out on the opening round of the LGM Series due to WSK commitments, Callum would begin his championship at Larkhall for the second round of the series. Racing in Senior X30 with BKC Racing Callum would lose the luxury of being able to drop a score come the end of the season making his championship assault even tougher.

Being based up in Scotland the Larkhall circuit is the longest journey for many in the calendar and that saw a reduced grid but all the big players would still be present. The tight and twisty track is the circuit which Callum has the least experience on in the calendar so before arriving for practice the odds for a win were already stacking up against him.

Another change for Callum would be going back to the traditional heats and final format and he’d start 6th on the grid for his opening heat. The first race couldn’t have gone any better with Callum making steady progress throughout the field before taking the lead on the penultimate lap. Callum went on to win the race, but was unfortunately given a front fairing penalty post-race dropping him all the way to 11th.

In heat two Callum would start 7th place and got off to a great start moving into 5th on the opening lap. From there Callum began to close in the 1.5 second gap to the race leader and by lap five he was into 4th. The fight to take 3rd was a little bit more complicated and by the time Callum had completed that task the leaders were down the road leaving him no choice but to settle for position.

The final heat was the race where Callum would have to start from the back of the grid and over the 14 laps he worked his way up to 11th place. It wasn’t the ideal way to finish off the heats, but overall Callum had done enough to qualify on the fourth row for the final which was a great recovery from the opening race.

As for the main event Callum put in a solid performance to bring the kart home in 8th place. Given Callum’s history in the LGM Series it wasn’t the start he would have been aiming for but it was solid points on the board at a track that was always going to be tricky. It did make Callum’s task of fighting for the title even harder with a missed round and an 8th to his name after two races giving nothing to lose for the rest of the series.