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West Norfolk karting ace confirmed as Bambino Woodthorpe Kart Club Series champion

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West Norfolk kart racer Jenson Sayell was confirmed Champion in the Bambino Woodthorpe Kart Club Series on Sunday without putting a wheel on track.

The final round of the series looked set to go ahead as the Sayell team made the journey to Lincolnshire but with heavy snow fall, courtesy of Storm Arwen, quickly covering the circuit the club reluctantly called the meeting off on the grounds of safety and declared the 2021 championship complete.

So Sayell picked up his second local championship finishing on 560 points with an emphatic win ahead of runner up William French on 452 and 140 points clear of Noah Jebson in third.

Jenson Sayell. (53463939)
Jenson Sayell. (53463939)

The youngster won every race he entered in the competition.

Sayell will have to wait to collect his trophy in the New Year.

However he did collect a trophy on Saturday when he attended the Kart Mania Show at Silverstone to collect fifth place trophy from the national Super One Series.

The Marshland St James driver won the opening heat of the competition at GYG Karting in Wales in April and completed an excellent second round the next day with a third and two runner up places.

“Engine issues dogged the next four rounds,” explained father Rob.

“But a third place in the final at round seven helped Jenson get into the coveted top six places overall.

“Given a reliable engine Jenson is just amazing to watch and I feel sorry that reliability probably robbed him of a higher place.”

The team will now turn their attention to Iame Cadet Karting next year and a new learning curve for Sayell.

“The Iame has a bigger engine and is therefore faster than the Comer Bambino. He will have rolling rather than standing starts,” said Rob.

Technically it will be different too with gearing and wet and dry tyres to get used to so it won’t just be Jenson who is learning again.”

The team are currently considering which championships to compete in and Sayell will start practicing on track before Christmas.

“We’d like to thank Tornado Engines for their support from mid season on and in helping Jenson achieve so much,” said Rob.

“We’d also like to thank the Lynn News for their amazing coverage of Jenson’s season - it’s much appreciated.”

Anyone wanting to follow the fortunes of Sayell and his cadet career should follow him on Facebook at Jenson Sayell Motorsport.

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