Smith wins Junior X30 title

15-year old Josh Smith has won his first Junior X30 World Title in nail-biting fashion at the renowned Le Mans kart circuit in France.

Smith crossed the line just five hundredths of a second ahead of his rivals to complete an extraordinary season that has seen the talented youngster mix it with the very best.

“If the race had been one more lap I wouldn’t have won” said Smith “but it was such a great relief to see the chequered flag and it’s a massive weight off my shoulders after a tough year.”

Smith has spent 2014 adding to his impressive career with victory in the MSA British Kartmasters Grand Prix.

He was also selected to join the prestigious Racing Steps Foundation at the start of the 2013 and he has been running with the factory ART Grand Prix team in the KF Junior class.

Smith established himself as the undisputed ART pacesetter and when time allowed also competed domestically in the Junior X30 class, enjoying unrivalled success.

Driving with the RSF’s long-term karting partner, the ZIP Young Guns; Smith claimed three wins from four starts in the Junior X30 tour and Kartmasters glory gave him one of only 60 entries in the X30 World Finals.

“I’d like to thank Grant Munro and Jamie Allen from ZIP but most of all the RSF, as without their funding and support none of this would have been possible.” said a jubilated Smith.