I first started Go Karting in 2011 at the Llandow Kart Club, practicing karting and loved every second of it. I gradually became more comfortable and confident with karting, increasing lap times as the sessions progressed. I was very proud to achieve lap times close to a European level driver on my first day at the Club.
Between 2012 – 2014, I continued karting at Llandow Kart Club by entering professional karting in the Mini Max group. In July 2013, I won all 4 races during a race weekend and achieved the fastest laps in each race. To my surprise, I was showcased on the front page in the Barry, Wales Newspaper. In 2013, I won my first championship by 348 points. Throughout racing, it was always a father and son team. My father was always my mechanic and I was the driver.
From January - December 2014, I progressed into the Junior Max class then started to race at Nigel Mansell's race circuit.
Alongside racing, I applied for the McLaren Performance Academy in 2014 which considers candidates from around the world. I was thrilled to be selected among a group of drivers who had much more driving experience than myself and I was the youngest group member.
I was excited to learn and fully engaged myself with the training during every session. I learnt how to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet, driving techniques, fitness and endurance. I successfully graduated from the Academy, being one of the top 3 achievers.
I continued to race at Nigel Mansell's race circuit, within the Junior's group. In November 2015, I achieved 3rd place in the championship, from being in 15th earlier that year.
In 2016, I graduated to the Senior Max class, achieved 7th in the championship. By 2017, I was extremely proud to achieve my first podium and achieved 6th in the championship.
Throughout 2018, I decided to focus on my college education and not participate in kart racing. However, I continued to practice driving in my spare time. I wanted to develop my knowledge in Motorsport and studied Motorsport Engineering at Bridgewater and Taunton College.
During my time on this course, I learnt how karts and cars operate, a key skill that will ultimately aid my professional driving career. I also had the opportunity to physically work on the mechanics of race cars which I really enjoyed.
The most unique part of my course was being part of the college race team. This gave me a huge opportunity to work on a Radical PR6 race car at the British OSS Championship, in Silverstone. The team were impressed that I clearly demonstrated and implemented my learning as I put forward a suggestion on how to improve the performance of the car, which successfully helped to win the race!
In 2019, I moved onto training with a race team that competes in British Racing Driver's Club (BRDC) Formula 3 Championship. Please click on the BRDC Formula 3 tab at the top of the page for more information.