Rains brings weather woe to racing

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RACING was short-lived at Llandow as the rain and low temperature brought a very early halt to proceedings in the Elite Karting League event.

Just four races were completed before the elements were the ultimate winners and the remaining races in the fourth round have been postponed.

Northampton Knights (pictured) were one of the beneficiaries from the event with a win in race two.

James Fitchew led from the start to the flag, crossing the line more than 10 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

It is the Knights’ second win of the season following their previous victory at Ellough Park.

Round five takes place at Whilton Mill, near Daventry, on October 7.

The postponed races will be run on November 10 at Teesside with the final round being held at the same venue the following day.

Kat Pope, EKL co-ordinator, said: “It’s a great shame that we couldn’t hold the full event in Wales. It’s a great track but the weather got the better of some of the drivers.

“EKL is all about racing for drivers of all abilities so we have to cater for the majority who are less experienced in bad conditions.

“The advantage of the postponement is that the double-header at Teesside in November is going to be a fantastic finale to the season.

“Until then we have Whilton Mill to look forward to which is already attrac ting a big grid so we only have another two weeks to wait to get back out and have more exciting racing.”