2021 Cadet kart Championship 2020 was a very steep learning curve, both for me but also for my pit crew, Dad and Grandad. This year we have once again enrolled in the Cadet Kart championship at the higher weight of 112kg, This will be my final year in Cadets.
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Round 2 was at the end of the school holidays after bank Holiday weekend. Mum and Dad took the whole week off and we took a few days going to the beach at Lytham , boating on Windemere and going to the fair at Heaton park . I really enjoyed it and was a much needed break from school. Lydd is a 6.5 hour drive and over 300 miles, Grandad hired a van from Enterprise and we travelled down Thursday afternoon. After 7 hours we finally arrived and stayed overnight at the Premiere Inn near Ditton in Maidstone. My Dad thought it was funny that the "Fitton's were in Ditton" and posted an embarrassing post on Facebook.. Lydd is a fast circuit with some quick chicanes and large sweeping left handers combined with some long straights Friday Practice On Friday we drove down setting up at the far back on paddock B (which is where you'll find us Saturday and Sunday) the sky was dull and we could see rain over the ocean by 9 o'clock the rain hit and everyone was panicking we
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Round one was the first time I had been in the kart since the last race of 2020. I was very excited. Whilton Mill, is near Northampton, about 2.5 hours drive for us. Grandad hired a Van and we went down early Friday morning to get an extra days practice in. Yes - I got permission off school. This time Dad is trying to keep costs to a minimum so we took the tent down for the weekend and found a pitch on the grassed area of the paddock. We brought some mattresses we had from last years caravan and Dad slept on an air bed that kept deflating. This is our base... Whilton Mill The Circuit at Whilton Mill is fast with some great complex corners. A bad corner through the boot and you don't have enough speed to get up the hill towards Christmas Corner. Down hill to Ashby and you really have to get on the breaks to make the turn. Friday / Saturday Practise The weather on Friday and Saturday was perfect for racing, cool frosty mornings leading to nice warm afternoons. Dad set the kart u