Bromley teenager to take part in motorsport championship
PUBLISHED: 09:12 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 06 April 2018
Bromley teenager Patrick Kibble, 15, is making his debut in the Ginetta Junior National Championship at Brands Hatch on April 7 and 8.
The Junior Championship runs alongside the British Touring Car series at legendary circuits including Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Donnington and Knockhill.
Patrick said: “I first tried arrive and drive karting when I was six years old at a small indoor kart track in Streatham.
“I was hooked and slowly built up to competing at club level and winning championships.
“I was lucky enough to be given my own kart for Christmas in 2011 and have since competed in the British and European karting championships.”
Kibble in his distinctive Bright Orange and Black TCR Racing Ginetta G40 has set his sights on winning the championship in his rookie season, an achievement that only the very best drivers have to their name.
The junior series pitches the very best young driving talent together and makes for some of the most exciting high speed racing usually at very close contact.
Reaching speeds of up to 120mph the high adrenaline sport requires drivers to be in peak fitness and have exceptional co-ordination and speed of reaction something Kibble trains for in the gym and playing sports.
He said: “I got into motorsport through a variety of things like watching Formula 1 and Lewis Hamilton, then I wanted to try it out for myself.”
“The Ginetta Junior Championship is the largest junior racing championship in the UK, visiting iconic tracks all over the country like Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Donington Park.”
Patrick said he has always supported Lewis Hamilton, right from the start of his rookie season.
He added: “I admire the way he drives as well as his fearlessness when it comes to braking late into corners.
“Another hero of mine is Ayrton Senna because of his amazing overtakes.”
Being a former Club Champion at the legendary Buckmore Park Kart Circuit which has seen Formula 1 Champions and stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Jonny Herbert all start their spectacular driving careers from Club level kart racing, Kibble firmly believes that he can emulate his racing heroes.