Racing Steps Foundation Quits Karting Funding


Racing Steps Foundation will not fund karting talent in 2015 after bosses decided to focus more of its attention on junior
single-seater racing.

The private initiative, set up in 2007, began helping talented British drivers who lack funding. RSF backs top British drivers Oliver Rowland, Jake Dennis and Ben Barnicoat, who are competing in European single-seater racing, with former GP2 ace Jack Harvey now racing in the Indy Lights series in the USA.

RSF has backed Josh Smith in European KF Junior racing this year, as well as domestic IAME X30 outings. Smith claimed the end of season X30 International title at Le Mans. He will graduate into single-seater racing in 2015.

“When the Foundation began back in 2007, Martin Hines was on the scene and was always very enthusiastic to develop British karting talent,” said RSF’s Derek Walters.

When Martin sadly passed away, we continued the partnership wit ART, most recently with Josh Smith. Walters said the introduction of the MSA Formula Championship next year, provides RSF the opportunity to switch its focus.