YOUNG Harry Mailer has set his sights on the Le Mans 24 Hour race after a successful first full season in motorsport.
Harry, 12, from Partridge Green, is on course to win the Cadet Championship at the Camberley Kart Club in Surrey with a third place finish in the Forest Edge Club Cadet Championship. And if he continues his success in the same arema Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton cut their teeth, he aims to fullfill an already long held ambition to compete at the world famous endurance race.
Dad Nick, who himself once raced Vokswagen Beatles, said: “He has done so well in his first year. There people there with big budgets and he is competing against kids who are much older than him.
“Harry loves it, especially in the wet, he loves it when conditions are slippery. “We can get up at five in the morning and go testing all day long and as soon as we are home he is back racing again on his Playstation.
“We have taken Harry the Le Mans and you cannot get him away from the fence. It is a fantastic spectacle.”
Harry was bought a first kart on his eighth birthday after his fascination with motorsport encouraged his parents to make the investment. Now, he roars around the circuits at Camberley and Forest Edge at speeds of up to 60mph in the 60cc karts as part of the small Shark racing team.
Nick added: “It is immensely exciting and is often better than F1, the lead can change three times a lap and it is a great proving ground.”