|Posted by Gillard17 on November 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM|
I'm Shane Burke, I started racing in 2006 with NCM. I did one race that year at the end and came in top 10 in my first race.
In 2007 it was my first full year in Cadets and in that year i had two podiums. I had 2nd place in IRL which is one of Irelands biggest events, and second in my home race.
In 2008 I changed teams to Kartronix racing, and moved to KF3. It was a rough start to my KF3 career with two bad results at PFI which was my first 2 races in KF3 and abroad. But when back in Ireland i found my feet. I was struggling with the Gillard and engine for most of season. But I still got 2nd in qualifying and many top 10s which was my main goal.
In 2009 I stayed with same team and same class. I went testing in Lonato, Italy and i showed promising pace as i was as quick as the European KF3 champion. But that didnt get me a seat or sponsor for racing in Europe. So i stayed in Ireland. In first have of season it was very mixed. I had many ups and downs. I had 2 2nd places but i got hit off many times so i stopped racing half way tru the season. But i made a come back in Mini max and came 3rd which was my first race in that class.
In 2010 a few things changed. I went from Gillard to Maddox kart and XTR to TM GFR . Straight away i was much quicker. The new chassis suited me so much. I won 3 times ( could have been 5 if we didnt have some problems) , 2nd place too much, and many 3rd. I qualifyed pole a few times too and got a few track records.
2011. I only did 2 race meetings with no testing at all during winter and i was in a new chassis which i didnt like at all. So i didnt do the best i could do. Then i ran out of money so thats it so far in my short career.
2012? Lets hope i get a sponsor so i can get back racing.