Why do you love karting?

It’s so much more than a sport, for us it’s a way of life. It’s this whole other life away from normality, when I get in the car I stop being a child and get spoken to as a racing driver.

Have you made any sacrifices?

As a family we sacrifice many things other kids my age take for granted. Expensive presents, holidays, family time etc. We try not to look at them as sacrifices but as investments into the sport we love.

What are your best moments?

I’ve been really lucky to have some great memories in just a few years. Winning the first ever CKC race, winning races in my first year in juniors. The win at Llandow last year was amazing.

What are your worst moments?

The crash at Whilton Mill last year was a big moment and scary to go through. I could see in my mum and dad’s face it was more serious than they were letting on. To be leading at my home track too made it more painful in a sporting way. It also took the championship out in the end.

Do you have an interesting backstory 

My karting journey has been almost surreal so far. We started out on a cheap old kart and went up against the best in country in cadets. I remember picking up a 7th in a race against all the factory teams and it felt as good as win. To then get offered a seat with X Kart off the back of that was amazing, and then last year I got to race those same kids on equal terms and picked up so many top results.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Sort of, I was actually a pretty good actor! I did some productions as schools and got offered auditions but never followed through. It was always motorsport.