MOTOR SPORT: A mechanical failure ended Aaron Alexander’s hopes of glory in the opening round of the British Prokart Endurance Championships at the PF International Circuit in Lincolnshire.
Alexander and the FSR team had made a great impression until the team kart’s rear axle snapped under the strain of almost three hours on the high-speed circuit.
The King’s Lynn driver had claimed pole position in qualifying against some of the best professional and elite drivers in the country.
He went on to lead the first part of the race, staying ahead of the other 50 teams, before coming in for the first pit stop and driver change.
Kieran Lambert jumped into the kart for the second stint and held the pace, putting the team in a good position
two-and-a-half hours into the six-hour race.
After the second pit stop for fuel and driver change it suddenly went wrong for the team.
Lambert reported that the kart was vibrating but Alexander was already out on the circuit at this point for the third stint.
Unfortunately he had to retire the kart from the race, stopping on the far side of the circuit with a catastrophic mechanical failure.
It leaves the team in a difficult position for the rest of the championship as they are only allowed to drop one round for the year.
The FSR team need luck on their side for the next nine race meetings across the UK with no room for any mechanical failures or accidents if they are going to take the 2021 British Pro title.
The teams next six-hour race is on May 9 at the Whilton Mill Circuit in Daventry.