Donington delight for young speedster Charlie
PUBLISHED: 14:55 24 May 2012
Charlie King, a Year 11 prefect at Ormiston Venture Academy, produced his best-ever racing in front of a crowd of over 15,000.
Competing in the National Mini Twins category during the World Superbike Championships at Donington, Charlie placed first and third in his two races, giving him the overall top spot against a strong field of all ages. During his races Charlie set a new Donington lap record of 1:42.325.
Charlie’s ambition is to move back into the British Superbike Championships and he is looking for help with funding. With tyres costing around £500 for each weekend of racing, Charlie’s sport costs about £12,000 a year. Charlie remains focused on his ultimate goal – to race in the World Superbike Championships. The Donington result was certainly a step in the right direction.