British 24 hour 2017 prokart championship
D&D’s prokart team Wildcard Racing participated in the hugely exciting British 24 hour 2017 championship race which took place over the 12/13th August weekend.
With some 65 teams entered the 2.1km long Teesside track ‘International Layout’ was constantly busy with traffic requiring total concentration from each driver over endurance length 1.5 hour stints as the event mixes the faster BPEC karts (as D&D’s) powered by twin RPM sealed GX200 engines alongside the hire class Biz Le Mans kart.
The driver line up comprised Allan Curtis, Mike Coppin, Tom Eastwood, Alex Pritchard and Chris Alcock all of whom have had past podium success in various races organised by Daytona Dmax and Club 100 karts. It was their first time out in a BPEC 24 hour race and despite encountering various challenges along the way (knocked off at first corner to last place, brake system failure, monsoon conditions, puncture and a wheel parting company) they qualified 12th and finished 5th in Clubman Class / 12th overall.
Normally kart number 88 in the BPEC championship Wildcard Racing were entered this time as number 188 due to a team entry number clash.
Timing was available live during the event. Go to results.alphatiming.co.uk