The next Lewis Hamilton? Three students qualify for karting championships

Alex Spratt, Harry Dundon and Christian Spratling from The Marlborough Science Academy.

Alex Spratt, Harry Dundon and Christian Spratling from The Marlborough Science Academy. - Credit: Archant

THREE students from Marlborough Science Academy have shown tremendous skill on the race track and made it through to the Southern regional final of the coveted British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) 2013.

Alex Spratt and Harry Dundon in Year 11 and Christian Spratling Year 9 captured their place in the BSKC Regional Final by beating other teams at Heathrow Karting Centre on February 26,

The BSKC is a nationwide team-based karting championship open to any school or college with students aged 13 to 18. Schools can enter multiple teams of three. Students do not need any previous karting experience or any special equipment to participate in this exciting team sport.

Jamie Howard from The Marlborough Science Academy said: “We like to offer all students the opportunity to develop driving skills, teamwork and self confidence, even if they’ve never done it before and this year saw the majority of the Marlborough teams made up of novice drivers.

“Our students have made amazing progress in being responsible, performance drivers during high pressure competitive racing and three of them are now looking forward to racing pro-karts on the 1.2km outdoor track in the regional final.

“Well done to all the Marlborough students who entered this year’s BSKC.”

Mark Turner, Championship Manager at the BSKC said: “We would like to thank all the young drivers who competed in this year’s championship and extend our congratulations to the Marlborough Science Academy team on their success.

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“The BSKC has grown in popularity since its launch in 2006 and enabled thousands of talented young people to take part in the exciting world of motorsports.

“Karting is a great way for young people to gain confidence and learn many of the skills that will help them both in school and in other areas of their life. We wish all of the qualifying teams the best of luck as they prepare for the Regional Finals.”

For details of the Regional Finals or more information on the BSKC, visit You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter at @karting_bskc.