Downham Market teen Oliver will represent UK in karting

Honda Cadet karting racer Oliver Clarke ANL-150623-165511001

Honda Cadet karting racer Oliver Clarke ANL-150623-165511001

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West Norfolk kart racer Oliver Clarke will represent the UK in this year’s CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, a world championship for karters aged 13 to 15.

Clarke, who is 13 and lives near Downham, has been chosen by the Motor Sports Association to be one of two drivers in the competition from the UK. Clarke, who is the reigning Super One Honda Cadet British Champion, English Champion and East Anglian Champion, will be tackling the Academy Trophy for the first time, and said: “I am delighted to have been asked to represent the UK in this prestigious championship and thank the MSA for choosing me.

“I’m excited to take my racing into Europe at three top-level tracks and compete with the best in the world.”

The championship comprises three rounds in France (April 24), Portugal (June 26) and Sweden (September 4).

Oliver is now racing in Junior X30 under the MSport team with Keiran Crawley and is already making a mark on his new class with several podium finishes.

He is looking for sponsorship to help him compete in Europe and in the World Classes on a regular basis. You can contact Oliver via his Facebook page Oliver Clarke Racing or on 01553 810851.