Oliver Clarke in action in the USA. Picture: GAVIN BAKER.

MOTOR SPORT: Oliver Clarke is celebrating gaining his first points since moving to single seater racing in the USA from karting. 

West Norfolk’s Clarke, 15, who finished just outside the top 10 in the Pittsburgh round, completed the final race of the New Jersey round race in eighth place on the track but was promoted to seventh after another driver had a penalty, putting himself on the points table for the first time.

The F4 racing driver said: “I am so pleased to have come in under top 10.

“It has been a big step to move from top level kart racing to single-seater cars.

“I don’t get to test the tracks before each round as they are in the USA so each time I am having to work hard when I arrive to learn the track, find the best from myself and the car and gain confidence racing what is a very different discipline. 

“It has been very important for me to progress through the season and come in on the chequered flag in a single figure position and I will continue to work to get to the podium.”

Clarke thanked his engineer Dan Mitchell, Team Benik and his school, Iceni Academy at Methwold for their support.’

Clarke is looking for partners for his next race – the Texas round F1 Support race. For details of sponsorship available, email contact@oliverclarkeracing.com