Rookie Driver, Craig Evans, Shines in National Karting Series
Aspiring young race driver, Craig Evans from Warwick, has certainly made an impression in his debut year of competitive karting in the Birel Art UK Racing Series.
The 12-year-old, who attends Warwick School, only started karting in November 2017, taking part in a cadet academy at Whilton Mill. Taking to it straightaway, Craig was invited to stay and practise for the day. This led to him having his own kart and taking part in this year’s series which comprised eight competition weekends at various tracks around the UK.
Craig clinched the highest placed ‘rookie’ accolade on four occasions, competing against 16 other rookie kart drivers and nine experienced drivers. He finished in second place in the ‘rookie’ championship and seventh in the overall championship.
For someone who has had no previous experience of karting before this year, Craig has done exceptionally well and now has his sights set on 2019.
Next season will be very exciting as F1 driver, Daniel Ricciardo, is backing the series, which opens up new opportunities and is expected to raise the profile of this hotly contested karting championship. This is great news for all involved and Craig is of course really looking forward to racing in it.
Craig has also recently achieved his MSA race licence, plus secured ‘top novice’ at three race weekends. Craig’s Mum, Sarah, says, “Each time he is out in the kart you can see him achieving his dream and fulfilling his potential. We all are really looking forward to 2019.”
Squab Group will again be a main sponsor and support Craig all the way but he is actively looking for more sponsorship.
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