Whilton Mill Kart Club in Daventry hosted the second round of the Super One British Karting Championship for the IAME Cadet class.
The Power-A-Door backed female karter set the 28th fastest time in horrendously wet conditions on the Friday - with her lack of experience of wet weather racing in Cadets putting her sadly on the back foot heading into her Qualifying Heats.
Heat One saw Ella move up into 27th on the opening lap. She gained further progress from lap 3 onwards, where she steadily made progress in the wet conditions and was up to 22nd by lap 6 - which she maintained until the end of the race.
Heat two, starting from 28th again, Ella again gained ground on the opening lap - moving up to 26th. Lap three saw Ella move up into 23rd - before contact demoted her back down the pack just a lap later. In the accident, Ella unfortunately suffered damage to the front nosecone - meaning it had dropped so she would receive a 10-second time penalty for the infringement, despite it being out of her control. Nevertheless she recovered to finish 28th.
Ella's heat results meant she would start the first Final (Pre-Final) from 27th position. With the conditions now dry on the Sunday, following the miserable wet weather that blighted Friday and Saturday. Ella moved up to 24th position early on in the race, before being able to unleash her strong dry weather pace to cut through the pack.
By lap 6, she had moved up into 18th position and closing further on her rivals ahead. She was embroiled in a tight battle for 14th position between five rivals into the closing stages of the race. Ella managed to secure a 16th place finish, making up 11 positions from where she started in a great recovery drive.
Starting the Final from 16th put Ella in strong contention for a good result. She made an excellent start to move up into 12th position in her Immun'Age and Corehard backed kart. A multiple kart collision pushed her down a few positions into 15th, where she settled in her rhythm throughout the long Grand Final.
Ella spent her race in a multi-kart battle for 14th position, ultimately ending up in 17th position at the chequered flag after some contact blunted her charge. She was unfortunately given a 1-lap penalty for deemed to causing a collision in the melee during the race, meaning she was classified 24th in the final results.
Ella managed to earn 105 points in the weekend which saw good glimpses of Ella's potential, especially from the Pre-Final.
The next round of the championship takes place at Larkhall, Scotland, on the 13-14 May.