TKM Extreme scholarship winner Matt England put on a dominant display in the first round of this year’s TKM National S1 Championships exactly a year on from his debut last year.
He was fastest in qualifying, won both heats and set a new lap record at Llandow. His only mistake cost him victory in the first final when he was well in the lead and went off. So in the second final he started at the back but still came through to win.
Driving a Tal-Ko Veloce kart powered with the latest spec big bearing direct drive engine also prepared by Tal-Ko, he left a string of experienced drivers trying to hang onto his tail including last year’s champion Joe Forsdyke, also on a Tal-Ko Veloce kart.
Tal-Ko boss Alan Turney said: “It was a fantastic dominant display from Matt. He has come on a great deal since his debut last year and this performance underlines why we felt he was a worthy scholarship winner last year.”
Matt England said: The Veloce kart and Tal-Ko prepared engine were unbelievable. The motor just pulled and pulled and I could also enter and exit every corner quicker than the others which led to me breaking the lap record three times over the weekend. I cannot wait for the next round at Buckmore.”