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Eurofin Trophy F4S Championship - Matt Palfreyman wins in Abu Dhabi

'Matt Palfreyman Wins at Abu Dhabi - Eurofin Trophy F4S Championship 2011'    RYA

Eurofin Trophy F4S Championship 2011 – The penultimate event of the season was held on 8th and 9th December in Abu Dhabi where Matt Palfreyman of Aughton, Lancashire continued in his battle for the title.

Heading into the event, the 19 year old Team Atlantic driver sat in second in the Championship behind Team Sweden's Bimba Sjoholm who had a nine point lead on the British youngster.

Matt qualified for the first of the events races in second position. From his second position on start line he got an amazing start and clinched first place by the first turn. He held off tough competition from the rest of the field to maintain his lead throughout the race.

Meanwhile Team Sweden's Bimba Sjoholm lost the chance of extending her lead by hooking on a turn buoy while challenging the Team Atlantic's pilot.

The win saw Matt boost himself back up the leader board and into first in the championship standings with a six point lead.

Friday’s race in the intense heat of the UAE again saw the British pilot in second on the grid and with everything to drive for, the youngster remained focussed on the task ahead and the chequered flag at the end of it.

Palfreyman produced another stunning display of controlled driving to secure his second victory of the weekend in the Eurofin F4S championship.

Driving for Team Atlantic, Palfreyman swept into the lead ahead of Qatar's Rashid Al Shamlin with Team Sweden's Bimba Sjoholm in third place. Only a mechanical or driving error would stop the flying Brit.

Sjoholm and Al Shamlin enjoyed a hard fought battle for the runner-up place which eventually went to the Swedish girl with Mad Croc's Filip Roms filling fourth place. Xiong 'Leo' Ziwei crossed the line in fifth.

Matt now goes into the final two races of the season with a nine point lead over Team Sweden but knows he will need to remain calm and focussed if he is to walk away with the title.

Sjoholm looked unbeatable in the early part of the season but Palfreyman has now set up his Molgaard to almost perfection and with just two races left in Sharjah (15/16 December), it’s gearing up to produce a tight finish to 2011 for the F4S teams that is sure to go down to the final chequered flag.

RYA website

by Emma Slater


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