William Tregurtha will step up a class this year and compete in the British Championship for KR Sport.
The 13-year-old racer from Shenley Brook End has impressed in every class he has competed, and now joins his home-town team.
KR Sport has a history of cultivating racing stars and champions. Many drivers that have worked with Orchard or KR Sport have moved onto other forms of racing or become British Champions within karting.
The team competed for the first time in 2008. Since then, they have won numerous high-profile titles including the British Championship, Open Championships, and GP Plate Championships.
The team is based within the Daytona race circuit offering a permanent test-track on site and is perfect for the Shenley Brook End School pupil to get to easily.
William is also an associate driver for Cranfield University’s motorsport programme and the this move re-enforces his links with Milton Keynes.
Speaking about his move, William said: “I am excited about linking up with Ashley Orchard and KR Sport. Their reputation goes before them and the team’s driver line-up is incredibly strong. It is a great move for me.”
There was more good news for William recently when he scooped a brilliant three trophies in two days of racing at the prestigious Anglian Trophy meeting at Kimbolton.
William finished third in Saturday’s racing at the fast and flowing circuit near Cambridge and then stormed to another third place on Sunday.
Not surprisingly those results put William third overall in his 75mph Junior Max class where he competes against youngsters up to 17 years old.