Mark Kimber gearing up for a bright future - The Solihull Observer

Mark Kimber gearing up for a bright future

Solihull Editorial 5th Jul, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

HIGHLY-rated karting champion Mark Kimber has become the latest hot prospect to join premium motorsport agency Veloce Sports.

The 13-year-old, from Solihull, has joined the leading management and coaching enterprise led by multiple British Formula 3 race winner Rupert Svendsen-Cook.

In just three years of competitive racing, Kimber has quickly marked himself out as a driver with immense potential and has already delivered some impressive successes, not least winning the prestigious Kartmasters British Grand Prix title last year.

This season the youngster has graduated into Mini Max karting in the UK and is also branching out for the first time into international competition in the European Junior Max category.

The talented Solihull schoolboy is now targeting more championship glory as his career accelerates.

“We are delighted to sign young Mark onto our books,” said Veloce founder Svendsen-Cook.

“He shows tremendous potential and has great natural ability.

“We really look forward to an exciting future together and helping Mark on his way to a professional career in the sport.”

Veloce Sports looks after the interests of some of the globe’s top aspiring Formula One drivers including single-seater racer Tarun Reddy and Venezuelan karter Manuel Maldonado Jnr, who is the cousin of Lotus F1 driver Pastor Maldonado.

After making his competitive karting debut in 2012 at club level, Kimber made the step up into national level racing a year later where he finished fifth in the Super 1 Honda Cadet category and second on his first appearance in the Kartmasters British Grand Prix.

Claiming his famous Kartmasters victory in Honda Cadet in 2014, as well as finishing third in the Super 1 National Honda Cadet Championship, Kimber is currently racking up podium finishes in his first season in Mini Max with top team Dan Holland Racing.

Beginning his season back in March with a second place result at PF International near Grantham, Kimber has since taken four other podium finishes in the series and currently sits 12th overall in the Mini Max standings.

In his dovetailed Junior Max challenge in the European Rotax Championship, Kimber has so far been a top three finisher at Salbris and Casteletto.

“I haven’t had the start to my season I wanted with my results”, reflected the youngster.

“But my pace has proven I am often the fastest in the field. I’m looking forward to pushing on and having more success in the second half of my season.”

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