He mathematically confirmed it yesterday, but today Callum Bradshaw was officially confirmed the 2016 CIK Academy Champion after keeping his cool throughout the finals.
All he had to do was finish with no exclusions but Callum ended up doing even better than that as he took a 5th and 4th place in the Pre Final and Final.
Callum has made history by becoming the first ever British driver to win the prestigious title and certainly has a bright future ahead of him. Last years champion, Marta Garcia Lopez, was on Ferrari’s radar towards the end of last year and there’s no doubt they’ll be similar people looking at Callum.
He won the title in front on the World’s best drivers with the KZ World Championships and KZ2 Super Cup also taking part at Kristianstad.
Callum has not only got a brilliant result for himself, but also for his team BKC Racing and the MSA who were there to support Callum and Oliver throughout the weekend.
Oliver finishes 7th in the championship
Oliver Clarke showed fantastic pace over the weekend but fell short in the heats and qualified 16th for the Pre Final. That unfortunately meant he scored no points, but he dug deep to go out and have a fantastic final and finish 5th place behind Bradshaw.
It’s hard to remember that this is Oliver’s first season out of Cadet’s and also racing abroad. Fresh from Super One he made the jump up to Junior X30 in the UK and has also done OK racing as well.
He’s been racing some of the best talent the World has to offer and I think he deserves huge plaudits for matching Callum’s pace on a number of occasions and taking top five finishes.
A championship finish of 7th is a very impressive result and he can hold his head up high. He missed out 4th place in standings by just 4 points.
Next stop, CIK-FIA World Championships!
The win means Callum has won a free entry to the CIK-FIA OK Junior World Championships at Bahrain later this year where he’ll go out to fight for the biggest prize of all…