Karting star in urgent plea for sponsorship

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Young Bugbrooke karting star Ronan McKenzie is desperately seeking sponsorship after landing a part-subsidised drive offer for 2012 in Karting Formula 3 (KF3) with a top Italian race team, which carries a deadline of December 16 2011.

Without commercial funding McKenzie’s promising career in Motorsport and his dream of reaching his ultimate goal of Formula 1 will effectively come to an end.

McKenzie has been offered a contract for 2012 with Italian kart manufacturing giant Birel’s Junior Motorsport Team, after a successful KF3 test in Italy in October where McKenzie was the quickest by half a second of the five British drivers taking part. This achievement was all the more remarkable as McKenzie was the youngest participant and had never driven a KF3 kart before.

McKenzie has enjoyed many successes this year, dominating his first ever race event in a Junior kart after graduating from the Cadet class as 2010 Cadet Easykart UK Champion – eventually finishing a close Third in the Junior Easykart UK Championship, becoming an Associate Driver of Cranfield University’s Motorsport Programme, and being named Junior Sportsman of the Year for the second year running in the Daventry District Sports Awards last month.

The 13-year-old racer has been a member of Birel’s International Easykart Driver Program for two years.

The program is designed to keep an eye on emerging talent and offer the best drivers in the program a place on their Junior Motorsport Team at the age of 13 or 14 racing at International KF3 level – where Formula 1 teams begin to take an interest in young drivers.

Companies interested in marketing partnerships with this local talented youngster can contact his dad Jason McKenzie at info@ronanmckenzie.com for details.