The Motor Sports Association (MSA) congratulates British karter Adam Stirling on his victory in the second round of the CIK-FIA U18 World Karting Championship at Alcaniz, Spain last weekend.
Stirling rose above a talented field of international drivers to take the win, despite not having driven since round one at Wackersdorf in Germany last month.
Stirling, 15 from Moira, Northern Ireland, said: “When I took the chequered flag I didn’t know what to think, but when I got myself together it felt incredible because it’s such a prestigious event. I had only been aiming for a top six finish, but the effort put in by my team and my mechanic, Shane McFadden, allowed me to win. I’m going for the Championship now.”
Stirling’s win lifted him to third place in the Championship standings, four points behind fellow Briton and round one winner Jake Dennis, who holds a joint lead in the title race.
Also competing at Alcaniz was Roy Johnson, who has been nominated by the MSA to represent the UK in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. Johnson, the 2008 MSA British Cadet Kart Champion, secured tenth and fifth place finishes, and shares fourth overall in the standings.
Both the U18 World Karting Championship and the Karting Academy Trophy conclude at Val d’Argenton, France on October 1-3.
The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is the national governing body for four-wheeled motor sport in the UK, responsible for the regulation and administration of the sport. The MSA is a member of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and holds a seat on the World Motor Sport Council. The MSA represents 33,000 licence holders, 15,000 volunteer marshals and officials, more than 750 member clubs and issues permits for 5000 motor sport events every year.
In recent years the MSA has expanded its remit to cover the development of the sport and currently invests in excess of £1m a year in the three elements of its Whole Sport Plan. ‘Grow’ targets an increase in participation levels, ‘Sustain’ invests in the infrastructure of the sport, its clubs and its people, and ‘Excel’ focuses on training future world champions and educating their peers.
Release MSA10-046: 1 September 2010
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