Downham Market go karter competes in first international race

West Norfolk kart racer Oliver Clarke. Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk kart racer Oliver Clarke. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Oliver Clarke recently competed in his first international race against 34 other drivers from around the world - and finished in a promising fourth place.

The 13-year-old, from Downham Market, competed in the first round of the Academy Trophy in Essay, France and reached the impressive position after starting the final in 8th place.

Oliver said: 'I am very proud of my performance in my first international race. It was a great experience, I learnt so much and enjoyed meeting all the other drivers.

He added: 'I'm really looking forward to the next round in Portugal and hoping to improve on my results.'

Oliver also won all three heats when he joined the Fortec Motorsport team in the first round of the Formula Kart Stars Series, a championship endorsed by Bernie Ecclestone and Formula 1 bodies.


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He said: 'I was delighted to get the place on the Fortec Kart team and the result is just the icing on the cake.'

He added: 'It's also great to be the first person to win in the Fortec team as this is a debut for them in kart racing.'

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Oliver recently graduated from Honda Cadets after becoming a British karting champion last year.

Oliver is looking for sponsorship. If you can help, call 01553 810851. Also keep up with his progress through his Facebook page Oliver Clarke racing.

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