Already the fastest against the clock on Friday, provisional leader after the heats on Saturday, Freddie Slater made sure to spend a Sunday as fruitful as the rest of his weekend by winning the morning Prefinal.
From pole, the Fusion Motorsport driver took the best start at lights out and kept the lead from lap 1 to 13 while resisting the pressure from his closest pursuers Leo Robinson (Fusion Motorsport) and Lucas Fluxa (Praga Espana Motorsport). The Spaniard, having made up six positions, overtook the Brit halfway through the race and closed the gap on Slater but couldn’t eventually find an open door as the two youngsters crossed teh finish line split by just 0.053 seconds!
Not far behind (see picture), Robinson had to settle for third place ahead of Guillermo Delgado Martinez-Aci (Fusion Motorsport), Clément Outran, Alfie Slater (Fusion Motorsport), René Lammers (PDB Racing), Sacha Van’t Pad Bosch (Team Driver Racing Kart), Patrice Kowalewski (RSD Karting) and Joan Cota Alonso (Kart Republic Spain).
Click here to see the full classification of the Mini Final in Salbris.
In the season standings, Slater claimed the overall title thanks to three wins out of four and 267 points, followed in second position by Fluxa at 244 points and Robinson with 241 units.
Text: Guillaume Alvarez
Photos: Alex Vernardis / The RaceBox