Ben Burgess, a 15 year old from Oakley has qualified to compete at the very highest level of his sport.
Ben has been racing Karts since he was eight at local clubs in Barton Stacey, progressing quickly through the ranks, winning championships at club level and competing nationally. Ben has now qualified to represent GB at the World Finals.
The World Championships will be his biggest challenge to date but he remains confident that he can bring home the title for Great Britain, arguably his fiercest competitors will be the other British drivers along with the Belgium team and of course the Brazilians on home turf.
60 countries will be competing over six days with 360 plus drivers, Ben is currently up against 59 other drivers in his junior class.
The Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will take place in Conde, Paraiba in Brazil from November 24 to December 1 and is now the most prestigious championship in the world of karting. The basic intention of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals is to apply the team spirit as well as true sportsmanship.
Ben will be supported during the event by his Dad Gary, Mum Deb and big sister Ella who are very proud of his achievement. He will be guided through the week long event by team manager Drew Tooley who will be supporting a number of the British Drivers.
We will keep you up to date on Ben’s progress.