Bilton Grange pupil is crowned World Champion
A 10-year-old Bilton Grange pupil has been crowned a World Champion in the Italian American Motor Engineering (IAME) Motosport X30 event.
Will Green, who lives in Rugby, competed in the competition held in Portimao, Portugal during the October half term break.
Will, who has been karting since 2020, won the X30 mini section which is the youngest category (ages nine to 12) in the worldwide event.
Racing on behalf of his father’s company, Jamie Green Racing, Will was surprised to win after qualifying in 54th place out of the 105 drivers competing. After winning the second Super Heat, his superb overtaking won him the top place on the wire.
“I was initially disappointed to qualify 54th as I’d been one of the quickest in Testing. It was a big surprise to win, and I am so excited by my achievement,” he said.
“School has really supported me in my racing career – I am always reminded to collect my catch up work and everyone there is interested in my progress,” he added.
Head Master, Gareth Jones, said: “I am so delighted for Will. He is a super young man – humble, kind and committed – and to see his hard work pay off in this way is very pleasing. He is clearly a talented young driver, but it is his attitude to listen and learn that has made the difference. The Bilton Grange community is so proud of him.”
Photo by Filipe Cairrão Jerónimo