Ilott and Ahmed claim European kart titles‏

UK motor sport is celebrating a new pair of international champions, with Callum Ilott and Enaam Ahmed claiming the CIK-FIA KF and KF-Junior Kart titles respectively at Lincolnshire’s PF International circuit on Sunday (31 August).

Ilott, aged 15 from Hertfordshire, won the first KF round in Italy and took second next time out in Belgium. In the final round at PFI he took control in the Qualifying Heats before winning the Prefinal and ultimately the Final – ahead of title rival Nicklas Nielsen from Denmark – to be crowned champion.

In KF-Junior Ahmed, aged 14 from London, was a pre-event favourite, and delivered on that promise by winning the Prefinal and Final with speed to spare. Russian Alexander Vartanyan took second ahead of another Brit, Max Fewtrell, who completed the podium.

Witnessing Ilott and Ahmend’s triumphs were MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones, MSA Kart Executive Cheryl Lynch and MSA Technical Executive John Ryan. Former karter, F1 driver and sportscar great Allan McNish was also at PFI to watch the action and present trophies.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “After a fantastic weekend’s motor sport at PFI I would like to congratulate Callum and Enaam, who continue Britain’s long run of success in international karting with the KF and KF-Junior European titles.

“I would also like to pay tribute to all the other British karters who took part, and to thank Trent Valley Kart Club for organising such a superb meeting in conjunction with the CIK-FIA. With great racing at a fantastic venue and a pair of British winners, this was truly an occasion of which UK motor sport can be proud.”