Singapore, 8 December 2010 - Entering the last race for his 2010 season, James Pull heads to Kartrodomo de Coloane in Macau for the fifth and final round of the Asian Open Karting Championship (AKOC) held as part of the International Macau Kart Prix this weekend. Currently in overall second, the 11-year-old Singapore-based cadet aims to finish the season on a high note.
Having had a late-season change of team management just before Round 4 of AKOC, Pull had to adjust to new mechanics, new kart set-up and an unfamiliar track. In spite of the challenges, Pull managed to finish fourth after qualifying ninth. Starting in seventh for the final, he was swiftly up to third place within the first two laps but was caught in traffic and ran wide. Pull made it back to fourth place but then remained in that position despite repeated attempts to get past the driver in third.
“This is the final race for the year and I just want to finish it well. It has been a challenging year, but I have learned a great deal. I hope all the experience I have gained will be beneficial for 2011, which will be my last year in the Cadet (Under-12) category,” said Pull.
This year, Pull has competed in the full season of AKOC and Yamaha SL Cup – where he finished second overall – as well as made guest appearances at the Rotax Max Challenge (RMC) Malaysia Championship and Singapore Karting Championship (SKC). He also headed to Italy at the end of summer for as part of his development programme and gained tremendous exposure through participation at a World Series Karting (WSK) Master Series race.