ECKC: Matthew Latifi on cruise control in Rotax Micro-Max
Continuing to show his impressive speed for a rookie this season, Matthew Latifi (Ferrolati Corse/CRG) kicked off today’s Eastern Canadian Karting Championship action, the same way he finished yesterday’s Quebec Cup event, on top. Posting a potential new track record pace, Latifi easily placed himself on the inside of row one for his heat. He then followed it up in the pre-final, going flag-to-flag.
The final was very much the same, as Latifi got out front early from his pole-position start, then never looked back, posting times nearly a second faster than his competition. With this youngster in only his first season of competition racing, he surely has a bright and speedy future ahead of him.
Behind Latifi, Thomas Simard (Birel) stayed out of trouble and was the only driver to stay with Latifi in the early stages of the final, but would eventually fall behind and take a clear cut second-place ahead of Matthew Barry (CRG), Alexandre Soma (CRG) and William Chayer (Birel).