Nikolas Taylor joins Jade Kart Team for 2020

February 12, 2020


Nikolas Taylor may have lived mostly under the radar up until now, but that is all about to change as he prepares for what could be a breakthrough year in 2020. Having switched onto the Birel-ART chassis with the Jade Kart Racing Team, Nikolas will be competing at both Kimbolton and Shenington as well as completing his first tests in a British F4 car with Arden Motorsport.

The British/Malaysian driver initially began his Karting career overseas racing in the KRD Kart Racing Series. Nikolas quickly got himself up to speed taking three podiums in 2016 before a successful 2017 which saw him take three wins and five podiums in just six races!

It was a great way to end his chapter racing in Malaysia before moving to the UK where he began testing straight away at Whilton Mill, one of the country’s premier kart circuits. It was also when Nikolas would be introduced the #YRDArmy with his future goal to race in single seaters.

In 2019 Nikolas took a back seat to racing focusing on testing and developing himself in our in-house simulator. Nikolas worked with our in-house driver coaches on a regularly occasion and attended our training camps around the UK to help himself develop in all aspects of becoming a racing driver.

That work will now be put into practice in 2020 as Nikolas joins the Jade Kart Racing Team. The team has an impressive CV in the sport and helped train and develop FIA Karting World Champion, Danny Keirle and Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final Champion, Oliver Hodgson. Their credibility stretches back decades with Team Manager, Scott Allen carrying a huge amount of success in the sport.

Nikolas will hope to carry on that success for the team as he will race at both the club championships at Kimbolton and Shenington on a regular basis in the Junior X30 class. Both championships carry hugely competitive grids and will be a great test for Nikolas as he continues to develop himself as a driver.

Alongside this Nikolas will continue his development in the sim before taking to the track in a British F4 car for the first time in the summer. Nikolas’ future goal is to race in the championship and he is now at the perfect age to begin testing, particularly after the pace he has shown in the sim!

Nikolas will also head to selected rounds of the British F4 championship to cheer on the Arden Motorsport team this season. It will help give Nikolas a flavour of what could be ahead and will also be a good chance to spend some time with the team.

Off track Nikolas is entering his first year of GCSE’s, studying at Brooke House College with his exams to follow in 2021. He also attends the Football Academy at Brooke House and is currently part or their successful U15 team.

Nikolas Taylor: “This season I hope I will be able to further improve on my karting abilities with Jade Racing, also to keep up my consistency and pace on the Arden SIM and in general just to keep doing as many laps as possible either on the track, on the SIM or at home on my play-station racing games.”

It’s set to be an exciting year for Nikolas and you can keep up to date with all his progress across our social media and website. You can also find links to Nikolas’ social media accounts below.