YOUNG Redditch motorsport ace Josh Jarvis has finished his first season in the Bambino Kart Club British Championship in sixth place.
In the season finale’s first heat he started in seventh and maintained his position for the rest of the race, but the second heat was much more eventful.
After starting in seventh he was bumped off at the first corner, leaving him in 12th. Following the setback he drove his heart out, gaining seven places to finish fifth.
In the final heat he started fifth and lost a place on the first corner but some tenacious driving before the flag took him up to fourth – his best ever finish and just one position from the podium.
The 11-year-old, who has grown in confidence since the start of the season, said: “This was my first real year racing and I learned so much getting on the track with the more experienced drivers.
“At the start of the year I really thought I was going to finish the championship way out of the top ten but as the year went on I watched the other drivers.
“I gained so much experience watching and practising and when I finished the last race of the year in fourth I was super happy and couldn’t stop smiling.”
Dad Tim thanked all the organisations which helped with Josh’s kart campaign, including Birmingham Children’s Trust, Baylis & Harding, Power Maxed Racing, TJS Security Systems, FCA Foster Care Associates, MCR race cars, Nxt-Gen T-shirt Printers and G Edwards Felt Roofing Specialist.
Next up for Josh will be the three-race winter series which starts on December 12.