MOTOR SPORT: Marcus Hudson opened his season with a solid performance after stepping up to the NKF ABkC 250 British Championship.

The Stowbridge kart racer finished sixth in the first round of the championship at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire. He had qualified ninth for the final after three heats.

Round two was at Shenington in Oxfordshire, where the qualifying heats put Hudson eighth of 17 on the grid.

He improved his opening event placing with a fifth place finish.

Hudson thanked his newest backer, Maxview for their support this season.

They join Silkolene Oils, Bearts of Stowbridge, RP Compliance, Hair Styles and Peter Carter Haulage in their support for the driver’s Marcus Hudson Racing team.