Thompson and Wilkinson take action-packed IAME wins at Buckmore S1
This year’s dominant driver in Cadets, Harry Thompson, tied in timed qualifying with Zak O’Sullivan but both were pipped by Jonny Wilkinson in the other group. Georgi Dimitrov, Joshua Rattican and Thompson took the heat wins.
Thompson led the first part of the first final then had to give way to Bray Kenneally, Joseph Taylor and Alex Simmonds in turn. He leapfrogged from 3rd to 1st on the last lap, retrieving the lead and the win from Kenneally who fell to 3rd behind Alex Simmonds.
Briefly in the lead of the second final by lap five, he was elbowed down to 6th as Simmonds and Kenneally took up the running. Leapfrogging back up the order Thompson and Kenneally clashed, putting them to the back as Wilkinson inherited the win over Simmonds, Matthew Rees and Taylor.
But Simmonds was later excluded for a technical infringement, missing an important marking on his engine. So Thompson’s clash has reduced his points lead to just five over Taylor.