MSA British IAME Cadet champion Teddy Wilson will graduate to international KF Junior racing next season, and is being lined up to become the next Briton to race for the Zanardi Strakka Racing squad. The 13-year-old claimed the MSA Cadet title at the final round of the season at PF International, ahead of rivals Kiern Jewiss, Jonny Edgar and Tom Wood with the Fusion Motorsport outfit. Wilson has undergone KF Junior testing with three European teams since claiming his British crown.
“It was always the plan to move to KF Junior next year, regardless of whether Teddy took the MSA title,” his dad Andrew said. “It’s the best route to move up a level, as I’m not a fan of Rotax racing. We had considered moving Teddy into Minikarts [European Cadet racing] 12 months ago but opted for another year and targeted the title.” Wilson Sr said the British title has now given the youngster move credibility as he moves into international competition. “The European teams actively want to have a British Cadet kid in their awning as they have more racecraft and aggression about them, and particularly after what British drivers have achieved in the last couple of years with [world champions] Lando Norris and Enaam Ahmed.”
Having previously tested with Energy Corse and the TonyKart factory squad, Wilson tested with the Zanardi Strakka Racing team at Lonato last week. He would become the fourth Brit to race with the team. Daniel Ticktum competed in KF Junior this season, with Callum Ilott racing alongside factory racer Tom Joyner in KF. Wilson is putting together a two-year plan in KF Junior before making a car racing switch when he turns 16.