Top talent at karting event

The winnning teams on the podium PNL-150728-123807001

The winnning teams on the podium PNL-150728-123807001

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Top names from the world of motorsport were among the 18 teams of drivers battling it out during a nail-biting three-hour endurance kart race in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

The event, held at Daytona Milton Keynes, on Sunday, July 19, included fun and entertainment for all the family and raised more than £11,000 for the Padbury-based charity.

This will sponsor four days of research at one of the charity’s four Research Centres of Excellence.

Team Cater Ham Burger Van, with ex-British GT Champion Jon Barnes, took the prized top spot on the podium with Juxta MVC in second place.

Le Mans 2015 winner Nick Tandy, from Bedford, along with his JTR team (Joe Tandy Racing) had to settle for third place.

The event was conceived by Mark McCawley, of world-leading motorsport and technology business Prodrive, which has operations in Milton Keynes and Banbury.

Mark had the idea of using his motorsport connections to raise money for charity.

During the afternoon, a minute’s silence was held in memory of the talented young Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi, who died from injuries sustained during the Japanese Grand Prix last October.