Romford’s Matthew Luff takes top honours at British Schools’ Karting Championships at the Whilton Mill track
PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 July 2016
Luff and his Brentwood School members Callum Brooks and Iaroslav Kovalev won the title in comfortable fashion
Romford’s Matthew Luff had a day to remember at the British Schools’ Karting Championships on Saturday.
The Brentwood School pupil teamed up with Callum Brooks and Iaroslav Kovalev to win the title for their team by nine points ahead of Berwickshire High School and Gordons School B.
All fourth year pupils, the trio enjoyed themselves at the Whilton Mill track in Northampton. 199 teams from 76 different schools across the United Kingdom took part in the BSKC with just under 600 drivers taking to the track.
Overall 20 venues were used for the locals finals spread throughout England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
Luff’s karting team of Brooks and Kovalev shone and in the process won the chance to visit the Silverstone circuit as guests at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting in September.
They will get a garage tour of the BTCC team, paddock tours with the F4 team, Ginetta cars and Renaultsport plus time in the Race Control building.
What made the day extra special for Luff was he won the fastest lap and best MSA driver award – presentd by the British Automobile Racing Club.
The Romford boy was the only person to get into the 45-second lap times with a final effort of 45.8. He will now gain free entry into the 2017 Ginetta Junior Scholarship taking place in October.
It will see one budding racing driver win a fully funded season in the 2017 Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championships.
Luff said: “It is a fantastic competition with a fantastic standard of driving. A really fun day and great value for money.
“We were here last year and I have seen an improvement – the prizes are getting better, the organisation is getting better. We’re looking forward to next year and coming back to defend our title.”
After excelling last Saturday, the Brentwood School pupil is off to Paris this weekend to defend his world title.
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