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The young kart racer is already showing promise at the start of his 2024 campaign

11-year-old Max Wheatley competed in the Rotax Mini (Inter) class across the UK in 2023 at various events, achieving impressive results throughout.

For 2024, the class has evolved to the Euro-Spec class, where Max continues to use EBC Brakes’ brake pads in his 125cc Rotax kart.

The first race of the season took Max to a chilly Hunts Kart Racing Club in Cambridgeshire, where he was instantly rubbing shoulders with some of the front runners of the league.

You can read how he got on in his own words below.

“Great first race of 2024 at Hunts Kart Club – one of the toughest races I’ve ever driven!

“I made 18th in Practice, starting 19th in Heat 1 and moving up to 17th by the end of the race, despite the chaos in the first corner dropping me down a few places.”

“In Heat 2, I started 12th, moving up to 6th with an amazing start helping me make up seven places on the first corner. I also gained the fastest Sector 2 time in this race.

“In the Final, I began in 11th, making a few mistakes on the opening lap which costed me a few positions. Overall, I was happy to finish 13th against a tough grid for my first race in Euro spec.

“Bring on the next race of the year at Whilton Mill in two weeks’ time…!”

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