The opening round of the WSK Euro Series was always going to be a tense affair, but Tydd’s Birel KF star George Russell kept a cool head to claim a victory and valuable points at La Conca, to get his campaign off to a solid start.
He had made it through to the Super Pole shootout after the first phase of timed qualifying and his sixth in that session gave him third place on the grid for each of his four preliminary races.
Russell recorded two wins and a second in his first three heats. Following some shrewd tyre choices, post-race penalties for other drivers and George’s faultless driving, this saw him take first blood in the title race. Crossing the line in sixth in the second, Russell sensed he had taken sufficient points to give him a solid platform for a title assault. Website: www.georgerussellracing.com