Aaron Alexander suffered a crash and engine failure in Oxfordshire.

MOTOR SPORT: A crash and mechanical failure wrecked Aaron Alexander’s winning start to the karting season.

The young King’s Lynn race ace dropped to third place in the PSKS Junior Pro Kart Extreme championships after a weekend to forget in Oxfordshire.

The team got the set up perfect for the first practice/test session on Saturday at the Shenington circuit but it soon went wrong in the second session for the King Edward VII Academy pupil.

He was involved in a heavy crash when the brake pedal broke on a high-speed sector of the circuit. Alexander managed to put his kart into a slide to lose as much speed as possible before piling into a tyre wall sideways. Thankfully he walked away from the crash with just a few bruises.

His team managed to rebuild the race kart ahead of Sunday’s races and Alexander showed no ill-effects from the crash, qualifying on pole and going on to win all three of his heats.

But it all went wrong again in the final when he lost power to one of the two engines, seeing him drop from first to last place to finish the final two laps down.

Alexander and the AA Racing team are next in action at Teesside Autodrome on May 26, where he is the championship leader, for the fourth round of the Teesside championships.

The event will be broadcast live on Alpha-live/YouTube.

For more information about Alexander, visit his website – www.aaracing.co.uk