Downham Market teenager picks up karting championship trophy

Ginetta driver Mike Simpson hands Super One British Champion trophy to kart champion Oliver Clarke

Ginetta driver Mike Simpson hands Super One British Champion trophy to kart champion Oliver Clarke - Credit: Chris Walker (kartpix.net)

Karting racer Oliver Clarke has officially been crowned a British champion after collecting his trophy from one of the top drivers in motorsport.

The 13-year-old became the Super One British Champion in the Honda Cadet Kart racing class last September, and picked up his title at the Autosport Show at the Birmingham NEC.

'It was a proud moment being given the trophy on the podium there and the evening awards meant all the class winners got together to celebrate,' he said.

He received his award from Ginetta driver Mike Simpson, a racer who won four British champion titles in his karting days as a youngster.

Oliver, who lives in Downham Market, is now racing in the Junior X30 class and has also earned a place in the team led by Keiran Crawley, Lewis Hamilton's karting coach.


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Last week, he was named joint-winner of the Young Sportsman of the Year Award at the West Norfolk Sports Awards alongside champion wake boarder Alex Wilson.

View Oliver's progress through his Facebook page 'Oliver Clarke Racing'.

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