10th March 2020 — On the weekend of his 11th birthday, Moulsford Year 6 pupil Leo Robinson reached the age required to race a 125cc kart, with more power and grip. His first race in this class was at the PF International circuit in Lincolnshire at the beginning of March.
Leo had shown great promise in testing, being consistently at the front of the order. Timed qualifying was held in drying conditions, with the track improving each lap. An incident in front of Leo prevented him from completing his final run and he eventually qualified in 5th position of the 26 competitors. Two heats were then held to decide the starting position for the final. Leo drove impressively, taking the lead early in each race and winning both.
Leo started the final in pole position and quickly took control of the race in damp conditions. He started well and drew ahead of the chasing pack. As the track dried, Leo’s kart, which had been geared for wetter conditions, was losing time on the main straight. He, however, held on to win by a slender margin.
Leo’s debut win in this class results in him being the youngest ever winner in a 125cc kart.