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Although only in his first year of MSA racing, 13 year old Ipswich based Novice driver Robert Welham – driving for Precision Racing – has already found himself on par with some of the countries best at his regular circuit Whilton Mill.
Rob’s career started just two years ago at his local indoor track. He then moved to the Youngstarz Kart Training School at Red Lodge, where he now works coaching the young drivers.
Last year he started to race Sodi Karts at Ellough Park and came 3rd in the championship picking up top rookie along the way before becoming champion again, winning their Winter Championship this year.
He moved into Junior TKM last year at non MSA level picking up plenty of podiums at Red Lodge. In 2015 things moved up a level: Mini Max but it’s not taken him long to get used to things. On his first ‘Final’ at Whilton Mill in April he finished 7th (out of 16) just under four seconds behind the winner! Rob’s plans this year are to continue racing at Whilton in Mini Max before testing Junior X30 later in the year. Alongside this he’s also aiming to qualify for the Sodi World Finals. He’s a true inspiration other novice drivers and
I’m sure that podium he is chasing isn’t too far away!
Roberts 5 to 1:
5 words to describe yourself – Dedicated, Resilient, Ambitious, Fearless, Mischievous
4 of your favourite tracks – Whilton, PFI, Kimbolton, Hooton Park
3 drivers that have inspired you – Lewis Ou?en (TKM Festival Junior Elite Final 2013), Rob Huff, Ayrton Senna
2 memorable moments in your career
1 – Winning first race in my JTKM at Red Lodge Club 2000 in Feb 2015
2 – 5th place heat finish at WMKC April 2015 as a novice only 3.5 seconds off lead.
1 goal for the future – Competitive Single Seater racing