Another weekend at Glan Y Gors for Dean Macdonald. Dean changed his chassis for this weekend and qualified 6th in time qualifying. Starting position 6th and on the outside was not going to hold Dean back. The outside is normally the hardest place to start but obviously not to Dean who managed to finish 1st & 2nd in both his heats.
With such determination & drive in his heats he gained pole position for the 1st final. With a train of 7 drivers the positions were changing each lap. Dean held onto 1st place but was unfortunately given a 10 second penalty for passing on a yellow flag. Dean accepted the decision professionally.
He quoted later “ I was unfortunately alongside the other driver going up the straight & heading into a fast right hander, that I didn’t notice the flag clearly as it is positioned at the top of a hill but I accept I have to ensure I am aware of these things at all times”
Deans started 10th in the second final again on the outside but he was ensuring he focused on the number 1 spot. Dean fought through the pack & with six laps to go he took the lead. He continued to lead for the next 3 laps. The positions changed between Dean, Roberts, Smith & Ahmed on the last 3 laps. Dean took the lead back on the last lap. Going into the last corner he certainly looked victorious until Ahmed drove over Dean trying to take him on the inside. Due to the incident Dean had to be taken off the track in the ambulance.
He suffered some bruising to his leg as Ahmed’s kart had driven over the back of Dean’s kart & across the nasa panel. We are glad to say that Dean is okay & will be back in the driving seat next weekend at Trent Valley Kart Club. Ahmed was disqualified from the final for the incident.
Dean is currently the winter series champion for the second year in a row at Trent Valley Kart Club & will be setting his sights on the Kartmasters GP plate. We are sure his fans will be supporting him fully as he is well supported at Trent Valley Kart Club.