Karting: Does Rochdale have the next Hamilton?

Date published: 06 March 2018

At just six-years-old Seb Moore, from Newhey, is taking the karting world by storm.

Seb, who attends Newhey Primary School, has only been karting for five months but has got natural ability when it comes to four wheels.

Following a family holiday to Spain in September Seb tried his hand at the local kart track on the hire karts. He instantly became hooked and the journey began.

On returning Seb attended Team Karting in Rochdale where he began to learn the art of karting.

Seb now has his own kart and has started racing outdoors at regional events. He has had three races so far and finished second in his debut race at the BKC Comer Winter Cup. He also now lies in second in the Championship in the Hooton Park Race series.

After just five months Seb is stepping up a level and is entered into 2018 BKC British National Championship where he will race the best of the best over 10 rounds which will see him race all over the country and also Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Seb has turned a few heads in the karting world, including Rochdale’s Team Karting.

Team Karting became Seb’s first sponsor. He is able to practice mid week at the 100% tarmac track in preparation for the race events.

Matty Street, Team Karting director, said: “At Team Karting it’s our mission to make motorsport more acceptable and affordable for talented young drivers who have the passion and desire to compete in the sport.

“So helping Seb progress from one of his first karting experience to now a national karting championship bring us all at Team Karting great pride.

“From the vast amount of improvement and development Seb has made over the past few months we have no doubt he will be very successful”

Seb will be lining up against some of the country best this weekend, 10/11 March at the Round 1 BKC British National Championship at Whilton Mill, Daventry. He will be competing with children who can be up to eight-years-old.


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