Silverstone Sayell success for King’s Lynn driver

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Lynn’s Rob Sayell ended the Formula Jedi season with his best result to date when he took the third place trophy in race one at Silverstone last weekend.

The penultimate round at Donington Park had seen Rob retire for one race with gearbox issues.

Between rounds Sayell had the gearbox rebuilt by engine builder Mike Smith Tuning and at Silverstone, after qualifying sixth with a time of 1.04.9, Sayell got off the starting grid well and was soon up to fifth place.

He then moved up to third, back to fifth and up to third again, winning his first trophy of the year.

With rain early in the day Sunday’s qualifying took place with very little grip for the slick racing tyres.

Sayell was therefore very happy to qualify in fourth spot, his highest grid placing to date.

The circuit remained greasy but Sayell made a flying start and was up to second. His car started to misfire and the engine expired on the last lap robbing him of a certain fourth place and 20 championship points.

The season championship was calculated on the best 12 results and his score of 181 points placed him sixth overall.

He said: “I went into this season aiming for a top 10 place so I am delighted.

“I’d like to thank my engine builder Mike Smith, sponsors Wesigns and JB Bikes and particularly my dad Harry and brother Dave for working so many hours both at the circuits and between rounds.

“I am really looking forward to next year.

“The car set up is very good and there is scope to get more power from the engine so I want to aim for a top five championship place.”