Jenson Jones joins YRDA ahead of British Kart Championships campaign

October 24, 2020

Karting

We are very excited to welcome young Jenson Jones to the Young Racing Driver Academy ahead of his first season in the British Kart Championships next year. The 8-year-old racing driver has had national level experience racing in both the Bambino Kart Club and Super One Series, where he scored podiums, but is currently completing his novice races in IAME Cadet in preparation for 2021.

Jenson first got the taste for Motorsport at the age of just four months when he attended the World Rally and since then it has become his life. At the age of just 6-years-old, Jenson was helping his Dad and Uncle work on their rally cars and in January 2019 he was able to get out in a Bambino kart himself at Daytona Raceway.

A month later Jenson began testing at Whilton Mill in the Comer C50 class and chucked himself in at the deep end competing in the national series for 6-8-year-olds, the Bambino Kart Club.

Jenson would switch to the IAME Bambino class halfway through the year in preparation of this season which has seen him switch to the Synergy chassis and race in the Super One Series. Jenson got off to a fantastic start to the season with a podium at the opening round at Clay Pigeon, which was his first race after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jenson proved that was no fluke with further podiums, including one at Hooton Park on his 8th birthday. Now eligible, Jenson has jumped up to the IAME Cadet class in preparation for 2021 and is currently racing as a novice where he has to start from the back of the grid whilst collecting twelve signatures on his Motorsport UK race licence.

Despite this Jenson has already taken a podium at Shenington all proven his rapid pace of progression.

Now Jenson has joined the Academy to help with that progress even further on what is set to be a big season next year. Jenson will be competing in the British Kart Championships in IAME Cadet which is for drivers between the ages of 8-12 years old. The championship travels the country over its six rounds and features 34 of the best drivers in the class.

It will be a tough challenge for Jenson, but one he is looking forward to and we are very excited to be taking this journey with him! In the words of Jenson himself "It's just what we do."

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