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European Karting Champion

21 September 2017 | Tagged: Karting

Angus Moulsdale (S3) was recently crowned IAME X30 European Karting Champion for 2017, the culmination of six month of racing throughout mainland Europe.

Angus participated in the final race weekend last weekend in Castelletto, Italy, with two point-scoring races that, when combined with the scores from previous rounds in Genk, Belgium, in March; Salbris, France, in May; and Wackersdorf, Germany, in July, would decide which racer took home the X30 Euro Series title.

Angus previously won the second round in Salbris, and went in to the weekend leading the Championship. In between the third round of races and the weekend in Castelletto, Angus' preparation saw him compete at the DKM German Championship in OKJ karting, finishing 7th from over 80 drivers, as well as finishing 8th in the British Kartmasters Grand Prix, gaining him free entry to the X30 World Championships at Le Mans.

Angus started the weekend in Castelletto well, displaying great speed in each of the eight practice sessions. However, he was only able to finish 9th in timed qualifying. Despite this setback, he performed well in the heats and managed to gain third position for the first final of the weekend, in particularly wet conditions. Angus was able to win the pre-final by a significant 15 second margin, pushing him towards the overall title.

This impressive victory meant that Angus started the main final from pole position and while he started quickly, he drove a clever tactical race, finishing in 3rd, a position that Angus knew was sufficient to win the Championship. Angus drove wisely and dealt maturely with the pressure of being Championship leader, deciding not to push for the race win, preserving third position to win the overall title!

Angus is clearly not resting on his laurels - he will compete this weekend at the OKJ World Finals at PFI in Lincolnshire, before racing at the X30 World Championships in Le Mans, France, next month.

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