Weekend in Review: 30 April – 2 May
Weekend in Review: 30 April – 2 May
From single seaters to superkarts and Cadwell Park to Craigantlet, last weekend marked a superb cross-discipline array of motorsport in the United Kingdom. Featuring action from the British Superkart, Drift Pro and Hillclimb championships, plus Formula E on the streets of Monaco, here’s our Weekend in Review:
British Superkart Championship – Cadwell Park
The 2022 British Superkart Championship opened up at Cadwell Park with three high speed and exciting races.
Lee Harpham dominated and claimed all three victories as the racers reached speeds of up to 150mph around the high speed track. Liam Morley claimed second place in both round one and round two. Reigning champion Ross Allen fluctuated positions across the three rounds, managing to clench onto third place in round one, and the final race had Allen back on the podium in second place. The final third place positions were awarded to Andrew Guillford in round two and Carl Kinsey in round three.
The next round of the British Superkart Championship is at Anglesey International on 18th and 19th June.
Drift Pro Championship – Cadwell Park
Cadwell Park hosted Rounds 1 and 2 of the Drift Pro Championship, putting on a show for thousands of fans gathered along the Hall Bends and the Hairpin. Lwi Edwards and Ollie Evans were the standout competitors over the weekend, consistently topping qualifying at the top of the pack and reaching both finals. In the Round 1 final, Edwards came out on top but Evans hit back in Round 2 as the duo swapped places. Axel Hildebrand completed the podium on both occasions.
The next two rounds of the Drift Pro Championship will be held at Brands Hatch on the 18th and 19th June and tickets are available here.
British Hillclimb Championship – Craigantlet
Wallace Menzies kicked off his defence of the British Hillclimb Championship in perfect fashion, a dominant performance on the roads of Craigantlet giving him victory in both Run-Offs in Belfast.
Menzies’ Gould GR59-M was a half-second clear in the first Run-Off, in stark contrast to the ultra-competitive event at Prescott a week prior. Alex Summers enjoyed a strong run to second spot in his DJ Firestorm, with Scott Moran’s Gould GR59 Judd a further two thirds of a second adrift in third spot.
The second Run-Off later that day brought about another win for Menzies by an improved three-quarters-of-a-second margin, with Moran overhauling Summers for the runner-up spot on this occasion.
In the standings, Menzies’ double elevates him to third overall behind Moran and Summers, two points adrift of the joint leaders.
Harewood hosts the next event of the season on 7-8 May, and in the meantime, why not learn more about the discipline by visiting our Get Started Hillclimb section.
On the international stage
The FIA Formula E World Championship took to the streets of Monte-Carlo last weekend, with Stoffel Vandoorne marking his ‘home event’ in style, a first victory of the season elevating the Belgian and his Mercedes-EQ team to the summit in both championships.
A fast-starting Vandoorne made his way through to third in the opening stages behind DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne, before an incident for erstwhile leader Pascal Wehrlein’s Porsche flipped the race on its head, the German forced to retire with rear-left damage.
Vergne had, crucially, dived for his second ‘Attack Mode’ just moments prior, relinquishing top spot to the Mercedes, before a full course yellow was called to snatch Wehrlein’s car from the exit of the tunnel.
On the restart, that left Vandoorne three seconds to the good out front ahead of Mitch Evans’ Jaguar, and the top three crossed the line in that order.
Jake Dennis’ Andretti led the line for the British cohort, claiming ninth and two points to go with it. The next two rounds of the FIA Formula E World Championship will be held in Berlin on the 14th and 15th May.