Forest Edge secure 2017 Rotax 177 E Plate

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They’ve done a fantastic job running the Rotax 177 British Open Championship the last couple of years and now Forest Edge Kart Club have been given another big meeting in the Rotax 177 E Plate.

There’s no doubt the club has resurrected a class that looked down and out and the rising grids last year saw Chris Thomas win the O Plate and a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. He became the first 177 driver from the UK to qualify for the event via a national event since Dave Griffiths and Colin Davis in 2012!

The event was originally meant to be held at Fulbeck last weekend and despite constant marketing from the club the entries never quite come in as hoped which was a shame, but it’s great to see the event will go ahead at Forest Edge.

Chris Thomas

A date will not be released until Thursday night so keep your eyes peeled on as we’ll bring you updates as soon as they are announced.

Rotax may be struggling in the midlands and north of England, but in the South it is booming! Forest Edge had 32 177 karts on the grid for the Southern Champs last month and Clay Pigeon has also been pulling in impressive Rotax grids.

With big numbers expected it’s fair to say whoever goes on to win the plate will be able to wear it with pride for the next year!

Written by Chris McCarthy

Images courtesy of Stu Stretton


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