HAPPY HOLIDAY REVENGE
The third round of the Gokartcenter Winter Le Mans Series was a chance for the team to make up for the previous round's disappointing performance and the team came focused and determined to show what they were capable of.
However, there was a pre-race worry as Daniel Svensson injured his hand just the day before the race and went into the day nursing a sore wrist with a brace. Going into the free practice sessions he was still a question mark but luckily reported in that he was ok to race after recording a very decent 25.27 lap in the FP1 session.
In a turn of misfortune, the team was allocated kart 6 by circuit officials in the driver meeting before the race. It was the only machine that team race engineers had identified as being overtly undesirable, and as luck would have it, that was the very kart the team ended up with. One could almost feel that it wasn't going to be Grabko Grand Prix's day before qualifying even started, and this was borne out as the race day unfolded.
The internal qualifying order was established in the team's pre-race briefing, with Grabko leading off the session, followed by Svensson and then Bour on the final charge for a quick time.