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Family affair sees Ollie grab two podiums at Snetterton

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It was a family-affair at Snetterton as West Norfolk karter Ollie Ridout found himself back on the podium at the second round of the Superkarting-UK Club Championships.

Buoyed by a visit from his dad Chris, who made the long trip down from Yorkshire to man the spanners for the meeting, Ridout registered two third places in class from his two outings.

Ollie Ridout with his dad Chris. (2570843)
Ollie Ridout with his dad Chris. (2570843)

Free practice was used by Ridout to run in a new piston and slightly new rubber for qualifying saw him set a personal best lap time of 2.04.303 on the circuit - only half a second behind team mate John Faulkner in his more powerful 450 machine.

Ridout endured a nightmare beginning to the race with his engine not clearing as he left the pit lane.

Having identified the issue, the motor soon cleared, but he found himself more than half-a-lap behind the pace car and rest of the pack.

Ridout refused to be beaten and battled back to finish 14th out of of 20 drivers and third in class.

Race two was far less thrilling until the last lap, where Faulkner span and stall on the last corner with the chequered flag in sight.

Ridout breezed past his stricken team mate to finish tenth overall and third in class for the second time in the weekend.

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