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Ginetta Junior Lando Norris Wins CIK FIA KF World Championship

24th September 2014 • Ginetta Cars

Lando Norris has already made a name for himself in this year’s Ginetta Junior Championship with three race wins and eight podiums in his rookie year on the grid, and has signed off his karting career in the best possible way – by making history as the youngest World Championship winner.

The 14-year-old followed up his win in last season’s junior class with the title in his debut season at senior level as well. Despite competing against drivers several years older and more experienced, he expertly took the CIK FIA KF crown at Essay in France last weekend to become its youngest ever champion, and with his focus set to be firmly on cars from next season, it was the perfect way to bow out. He said: “It was amazing and a big achievement in my last kart race. There may be the odd race after this, but I’ll be concentrating on other things next season so it’s brilliant to finish on a high. I haven’t had a great season in terms of winning things, so it’s made the season all the better. The team did brilliantly, winning the junior class and finishing first and third in the seniors. I raced well and was really fast, it was a really great weekend.” It capped a remarkable three years that saw Lando crowned champion in the Formula Kart Stars series and runner-up in the MSA Super One British Championship in 2012, and finish first in the World Championships in Bahrain last year – as well as winning the WSK Euro Series, and crowned CIK FIA European Champion and CIK FIA Supercup Champion. But the racer has his feet firmly on the ground and knows he can’t afford to celebrate the win just yet – with an important race this weekend in the Ginetta Junior Championship.