Tom Edgar Takes Maiden LGM Victory, Whilst Bearman Continues to Impress

Tom Edgar Takes Maiden LGM Victory, Whilst Bearman Continues to Impress

Tom Edgar took his first victory in LGM, after a fantastic battle with former Fusion driver, Joseph Taylor in the Junior X30 Final. Oliver Bearman cemented another 1-2 for the team, as he took 2nd ahead of Thomas Fleming in 3rd.

Date 8th July 2018

Event LGM
Track Rowrah
In Heat 1, Taylor took a dominant first win of the day, over 2 seconds ahead of Edgar in 2nd and Fleming in 3rd. However, Bearman’s day didn’t get off to the greatest of starts, as he was handed a 1 lap penalty for an incident that happened during the race. Douglas Bolger was unfortunate not to finish his first race of the day, after colliding with another driver on lap 6.
Taylor made it 2 wins from 2 in the second heat, again dominating the race winning by over 5 seconds from Edgar. Bearman made good amends of his first heat performance to finish 3rd, whilst Bolger took full advantage of the post race penalties, crossing the line in 10th.
Nelson King won the final heat of the day, finishing ahead of Alessandro Ceronetti and Oliver Gray. Bearman was 4th after gaining 4 positions, with Edgar just inside the top 10 in 8th after starting down in 18th. Bolger had another solid race, finishing just shy of the top 10, in 12th.

The Final

After his 2 heat wins, Taylor started from Pole Position in the final, ahead of King in 2nd. Edgar started immediately behind in 3rd, whilst Bearman would have his work cut out starting from 9th, and Bolger in 15th. On the opening laps, Taylor and Edgar started to break away from the chasing pack after and incident between King and Ceronetti took them both out of contention for the win. Bearman was making a fantastic charge through the pack and by the half way point was up to 4th. Fortunes were not the same for Bolger however, as he suffered a first corner incident on the opening lap. As the race progressed, the front two continued to swap positions, and with 2 laps to go Edgar made his move for the lead, however Taylor refused to give up. On the last lap, on the exit of the first hairpin, Taylor’s kart mounted the back of Edgar’s, causing them both to lose momentum, allowing the chasing duo of Fleming and Bearman to close up. However, it was Edgar who hung on for victory, taking fastest lap along the way, with Taylor crossing the line in 2nd, and Bearman 3rd. After the race, Taylor was handed a 10 second penalty for a dropped nose cone, promoting Bearman to 2nd, and Fleming to 3rd. Bolger made a good recovery to achieve his best result of the year, finishing just outside the top 10 in 12th, after his first corner mishap.

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