Josh Irfan joins Ricky Flynn Motorsport for 2020!

December 12, 2019

Karting

This week the announcement was made that Josh Irfan will join Ricky Flynn Motorsport for 2020 to race in the OK Junior class in the European and World Championships. The British team which have ran several champions in the past, including the likes of Lando Norris, are considered one of the best in the World and currently hold the World title in the Junior category. Josh will be join a hugely talented list of names as the team looks to retain its title won by Thomas Ten Brinke in Finland in September.

Josh has spent the last two seasons racing around Europe in the 60 Mini category with both the Baby Race and Tony Kart Racing Teams. Josh was often the only British driver on the grid having to adjust to racing in a new category and on new circuits. But his quick adjustments saw him take success early on with a win at the Trofeo Andrea Margutti in South Garda.

His 2018 season also saw Josh finish 10th in the 60 Mini Series and 5th in the Final Cup. Josh also had strong performances in the legendary Winter Cup and also travelled overseas to Las Vegas for the SKUSA Supernationals finishing 23rd. Having showed huge potential in 2018 many were backing Josh to be victorious in 2019, but that would sadly not be the case.

In a season which saw him switch from Baby Race to the Tony Factory Racing Team Josh was often on the wrong end of racing incidents which robbed him of several good results. Although throughout the season he would take wins and podiums overall it was not the season Josh was hoping for and it would see him leave the class slightly early to begin testing in the OK Junior class.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom with Josh finishing 3rd in the Winter Cup and 7th in the Super Master Series which was an impressive result. It was the afore that led him to be signed by the Tony Kart Racing Team who are backed by Ferrari. It was arguably Josh’s biggest achievement to be recognised by such an outfit and it’s no surprise he has caught the eye of Ricky Flynn, who are known to be selective in their driver line up with limited spaces in the awning.

Josh forms an impressive driver line up for the British team with Emerson Fittipaldi, Ugo Ugochukwu and Conrad Laursen amongst the other Junior drivers currently in the team. In recent years drivers to have raced with Ricky Flynn include Enaam Ahmed, Jehan Daruvala, Max Fewtrell, Logan Sargeant, Jack Doohan, Zane Maloney and Paul Aron.

Next year Josh will compete in all major series which include all WSK championships as well as the FIA Karting European and World Championships. His season will begin on 26th January with the WSK Champions Cup at Adria (ITA) with the European Championships starting on the 16th April at Zuera (ESP). Josh will then look to retain the World title for RFM which next year will take place in Brazil on the 1st November.