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Oram-Jones leaps up the standings after Glan Y Gors

“Still it was a consistent weekend overall and the main highlight was the fourth place in the final on Saturday. We got a lot of points there.

“We have also moved up in the championship, which is the important thing. I am now joint seventh and that is really good. The people at the front of the championship aren't too far away and it is nice to have closed up on them a bit.”

Sammy will now continue his campaign in the 2011 Formula Kart Series (FKS) in August, when the series moves to Genk in Belgium for rounds seven and eight (August 13-14). Prior to that though, there is no let up as he will be back in action in the 2011 Super One Rotax Series, competing this coming weekend at Larkhall in Scotland (June 25-26) and then at Buckmore on July 23-24.

“We haven't been to Larkhall for two years - although I don't think it will influence my preparations too much,” Sammy added. “I have just got to re-learn the layout and so on and then be as quick as I can. We will try and do really well. Top five finishes would be good.”

RL Racing Department Ltd team owner Steve Armstrong meanwhile was happy with Sammy's form at Glan Y Gors and he was especially impressed with his performance in the round five final.

“Sammy had a pretty strong weekend and no major dramas,” Steve commented. “I think everyone came out of it fairly satisfied. The decent points haul is the main thing and he has moved forward in the championship. Based on our calculations he has progressed a lot further in the standings and should now be a lot deeper into the top-ten.

“Saturday was particularly pleasing and the result in the final was very good. Sunday was a bit tougher. It was a difficult day set-up wise and also you don't get a second set of tyres. The surface is very abrasive at Glan Y Gors and that is tougher for the smaller drivers'. But I think we did okay. It wasn't ideal but it was still another pretty good points' haul.

“Now it is on to Larkhall for Super One. Sammy hasn't been there for a couple of years and he didn't manage to get to the pre-race test. But we did five days there last month and with the other guys we have got a good base set-up. I'm sure he will be okay. I don't foresee any problems with him picking it up and getting quickly up to speed.”

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Samuel Oram-Jones. Glan Y Gors. June 18-19 2011. Formula Kart Stars. MiniMax [Pic credit: Chris Walker -]
Samuel Oram-Jones. Glan Y Gors. June 18-19 2011. Formula Kart Stars. MiniMax [Pic credit: Chris Walker -]

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