MOTOR RACING: Karter Kieron captures A-licence and sponsor Grantham Honda

Kieron Neil and his hero Michael Schumacher at PFI Brandon.

Kieron Neil and his hero Michael Schumacher at PFI Brandon.

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Aspiring kart racer Kieron Neil has attained his “A” licence and also secured his first sponsorship deal.

Kieron first raced in May last year and shed his novice plates the following November. He has now completed enough races at a minimum of three different tracks to move up to an “A” grade licence. This qualifies him to race in National Championship events throughout the UK.

More good news came in the shape of his first full sponsor Grantham Honda who have given Kieron a deal which should help him move up to the next level of competition.

Kieron’s grandfather Geoff Green said: “This is an important step which will cost more, so the fact that Chris Taylor and Grantham Honda have come forward is a massive boost of confidence to the team.”

If things could not get any better, Kieron had the surprise of his life when he ran into Michael Schumacher at the PFI karting circuit at Brandon at the end of August! The seven times F1 world champion dropped in at the track to take a look at the opening rounds of the World Karting Championships taking place there.

Geoff said: “Kieron asked for his photo and the champ obliged. It was a massive highlight to what was already a superb month.”