Tate Bishop had it all to play for in the last round of the WP Regional Karting Championship. He sought to continue his fight at the front of a very competitive Junior Max Grid with third spot still up for grabs in the 2018 standings. A fresh tarmac was set to make things tricky as a lack of grip and limited testing time meant it would all come down to how quickly drivers could adapt to the new surface. Having recently returned from an awesome performance in Italy, Tate was excited by the challenge and he adapted brilliantly.
Not without a hitch though, Tate struggled in qualifying, probably due to his rivals having spent a fair bit more time on the new tarmac while Tate was away. Starting the first race from the third row, Tate quickly made his way through the field, finding himself running in second by lap two. He then entered a four-way dice for the lead, but had to settle for third at the checkered flag.
After dropping down to fourth in race two , Tate clawed back to third with some great race pace and that’s where he finished. Showing consistent pace throughout the day, Tate was ready for the final race of the season. Having started third, he soon found himself running in second and challenging for the lead, he kept all the other drivers on their toes with his impressive speed and came home in second spot. Enough to secure third overall for the day and more importantly, third in the 2018 Junior Max standings, a strong end to a challenging first season in the class. Bring on 2019!