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Race ace Callum underlines potential with title success

Karting ace Callum Yarham took his first steps to a future career in motor racing by winning the Honda Cadet Championship.

The 10-year-old, who lives in Tibenham, blew away his competitors in this year’s series winning nine of the 13-round series, which is for eight-to-13 year-old racers inclusively to clinch the title by an overwhelming margin.

The championship title sees the Winfarthing All Saints Primary School pupil continue a family motor racing tradition with his uncle Gavin Kershaw, another local British GT racer and head of Lotus Motorsport and grandfather Dave Kershaw both involved in motorsport as well as running Yarham’s kart along with support from Kevin Reynolds.

The series is widely recognised as the starting point for any budding racing driver and is where current Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton as well as numerous other drivers started their careers.

And for Yarham, who started racing at eight, it is a step in the direction to emulating the British ace after tasting his first championship success.

“We are all very proud of him, he has worked so hard and put his soul and into it,” said his mother Melanie. “Lewis and Jenson Button are his heroes and it is great to have those racers to aspire to.”

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