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West Norfolk speedster faces toughest test in 2024

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Super One Micromax champion Jenson Sayell, 10, will face his toughest challenge yet in 2024.Not only is he moving up a class into Minimax 950, but the 2023 champion driver from Marshland St James will also be competing in two new championships with his new team, Ambition Motorsport.Sayell will contest the Cadet Kart Championship for 10-13-year-olds racing in the InterMAX class using a 125cc Rotax engine over five different circuits nationwide – starting at Whilton Mill, Northants, in March.Sayell’s biggest challenge, however, will be entry into the prestigious British Kart Championship competing against the UK’s top drivers in their Rotax Inter class.The championship takes place over 5 rounds on the best circuits across the UK from PFI Lincolnshire to Larkhall Strathclyde.Sayell and his father Rob have been getting used to his new specification kart which sees him racing at speeds of around 65 miles per hour.After a couple of difficult test outings in January, Sayell took part in the second round of the HKRC Championship at the weekend with what the team hoped would be a more competitive engine and set-up.The Kimbolton circuit features in the British Kart Championship calendar and therefore attracted a large grid of 30 Minimax drivers.Grids were allocated randomly with Sayell starting the opening heat in 22nd.His pace was perfect and he made his way up to finish 8th.Heat two saw Sayell get an excellent start and placed a well-deserved third.Sayell qualified fifth for the final, another good start and managing to stay with the front runners up to second at one time, he finished a credible sixth.Young Sayell was pleased with his results.“The weekend went very well,” he admitted.”Overall I’m starting to get used to the Minimax class and I’ve seen a massive improvement since the last meeting at Kimbolton.”Dad Rob said: “I’m very pleased with how Jenson drove this weekend. Force Motorsport and JT Racing have worked hard to develop the engine.“We thought hard about the challenge of entering the British Kart Championship in Jenson’s first year in the Inter class but his team Ambition is confident he’s ready and, after a year of learning, Jenson should be in a great position in 2025.Sayell has gained sponsorship from JLK Vehicle Solutions (Jordan Kendal) for 2024 with continued support from HD Installations and Chris Phillips – Superstox 99.



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