Wilson Takes IAME Cadet Crown

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Fusion Motorsport boss Dan Hazlewood has praised racer Teddy Wilson for his maturity and professionalism after he was crowned this year’s MSA British IAME Cadet champion at PF International.The 13-year-old succeeded in an appeal following an incident at the penultimate round at Rissington, which would have dashed his title hopes, enabling rival Kiern Jewiss to take the crown. But a pair of top five finishes in Sunday’s finals were good enough for him to take the title.

“Teddy began the year up and down with decent pace and Jewiss did make the stronger start,” Hazlewood said. “But Teddy’s attitude matured over the course of the season and he has shown amazing calmness and professionalism. He has confidence in his own ability and in the ability of the kart.

“Ahead of Rissington, it looked an almost impossible task to overhaul Jewiss who had led the way but favourable results set us all up for last weekend’s finale. Sometimes it’s easier to come from behind to win.”

Hazlewood said a mooted move to KF racing would suit Wilson but warned he would have to select the right team: “Teddy has the potential to be a KF success. His fitness and strength, which is vital in that class, is already good. It won’t take long to be competitive, but it’s crucial he chooses the right team. If he does, he has the ability to match the achievements of Enaam Ahmed.”