James Pull extends lead in Rotax Asia Zone Challenge and Rotax Malaysia Challenge 2011

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Singapore, 9 May 2011 – James Pull, the 11-year-old Singapore-based karter, followed up from scoring maximum points in Round 1 of the 2011 Rotax Asia Zone Challenge and Rotax Malaysia Challenge (RMC) by finishing fourth in Round 2 last weekend at Elite PLUS Speedway Circuit and in doing so, extended his lead in both series.


“It was a tough weekend; we struggled with power and were never really on the pace. To finish fourth was a great result and I’m very happy to keep the lead in the championship. We have lots of work to do before the next round though,” said Pull.


Of the fifteen Cadet (under 12 years of age) karters, Pull started the weekend by qualifying in fourth with a time of 48.498 seconds, 0.473 seconds off the pole position time. He finished fifth in Heat 1 and fourth in Heat 2.


The team worked on the kart and made some changes but unfortunately, time was limited and Pull struggled with the engine in the pre-final, finishing sixth. Starting sixth in the final, he was running third at one stage but eventually had to settle for fourth place.


Round 3 will be held on 18 – 19 June in Kuching, the birthplace of Pull’s mother, but before that, Pull will be travelling to Siena, Italy for Round 4 of the World Series Karting (WSK) Master Series 2011 on 4 – 5 June.


Driving for Dash Racing in Asia, Pull will also be driving for 2005 CIK-FIA Karting World Champion Oliver Oakes’ team in Italy and the United Kingdom and will participate in a number of events this year. His first European appearance of the year was at Round 1 of the Italian CSAI Karting Championship in Naples, Italy in April.


2010 was Pull’s first time competing in the full season of the Yamaha SL Cup Malaysia and the Asian Karting Open Championship. Eventually finishing second overall in both series, Pull gained tremendous racing experience and he even led both Championships at certain points of the season. He also headed to Italy at the end of the summer as part of his development programme and participated at a WSK Master Series race.

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