Published on 10/06/22
Year 10 student Rylan is an up and coming star in the world of karting.
Rylan said: "I had my first karting experience 7 years ago when my mum took me to an ‘Arrive & Drive’ session at Red Lodge," he explains. "I then joined the Young Starz club based at this track, but still using hire karts. It was a good bit later when I obtained my own Honda powered kart. My first race was an IKR event at Red Lodge back in 2018. After that, I decided to take my ARKS test on the Bayford Meadows circuit, which is where my first MSA race took place. I competed in their club championships for Honda Clubman Cadet, which proved to be a very popular category. I finished up by winning the title that year and it encouraged me to set my sights further afield. For 2019, we entered the MSUK British Championships in Honda Cadet. It was a big step forward for me, coming up against top drivers like Kean Nakamura-Berta, Connor Duncan, Zac Drummond, Ethian Symonds, Sony Smith and many more. Being classified 12th out of 60 entrants wasn't a bad result for me."
In 2020 Rylan moved up to the larger and faster Mini X30 Kart and Classified 7th in the British Kart Championships. 2021 was cut short with a broken wrist but he still classified 5th in the LGM Series national championship despite missing one race.
This year Rylan has moved up to faster still Junior X30 and has had a great start to the year. In this new, very competitive class he came 6th in the first LGM race in Larkhall, Scotland; 3rd in the second race at PF International, Grantham and 5th at Warden Law, Sunderland. Rylan now sits joint 4th out of 55 top drivers. There are three more races to complete the championship. The first round of the British Championships last month at Shenington was mixed with strong qualifying and heats taking him to 11th, moving up to 10th in the pre-final, and moving up to 5th place in the final before being hit off. Rylan now sits 11th in this Championship after one of six rounds.
Well done Rylan we are all very proud of your achievements and wish you further success for your future races.