May the force be with him! Kieran gains podium place

PUBLISHED: 13:31 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

Kieran Clark and his car

Kieran Clark and his car

KIERAN Clark continued his fine Formula Jedi season by taking second place at Donnington Park, on Saturday. Following his fourth place at Silverstone and two wins at Pembrey in Wales in the 600cc class, he was again on the podium in a rain soaked race whi

KIERAN Clark continued his fine Formula Jedi season by taking second place at Donnington Park, on Saturday.

Following his fourth place at Silverstone and two wins at Pembrey in Wales in the 600cc class, he was again on the podium in a rain soaked race which had visibility down to zero.

Clark qualified on pole with a time of one minute 16 seconds, a second faster than second place driver Impy.

Qualifying was dry and all the drivers spent their qualifying sessions learning the track, unfortunately the heavens opened just before the race and wet tyres were the order of the day.

Clark had a poor start letting three of the faster 1000cc drivers get between him and second place driver, this let Impy build up a commanding 16 second lead.

However he fought back and narrowed the gap down to just four seconds at the end of the 20 minute session.

The 17-year-old said "it's a good result for me as this still leaves me leading the championship by two points

"Our next round is at Snetterton and its another double header.

We have a newly rebuilt engine to run in on Friday testing which should make me even quicker.


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