Aaron Alexander gets ready to complete his title bid in Sunderland.

MOTOR SPORT: A brave challenge has paid off for King’s Lynn kart racer Aaron Alexander.

After winning the Junior JPEC title in the British Pro-Kart Endurance Championships last year, Alexander, 16, and Full Send Racing team mate Kieran Lambert, 15, decided to skip the Clubman class and move straight into the Senior Pro class.

That proved to be the right decision as the young pair celebrated victory in the final race in Sunderland to lift the overall title.

The pair completed all 10 rounds across the country, despite mechanical problems and crashes in the first two rounds, knowing the rules stated that they would be able to drop points from two rounds at the end of the season.

Alexander and Lambert had finished fourth in the ninth round at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire but remained in the top three overall, knowing whichever of those teams won the final race would be champions.

Alexander finished fifth of 43 karts overall to gain pole position in his class for the last race. The boys strategy for the six-hour race was to keep swapping place during the four planned pit stops.

That worked perfectly and, after completing 372 laps, the team took the chequered flag to take their points tally for the season to 481, just six points clear of second place.

Alexander thanked family members and sponsors MKM, Howdens, LA Custom Coatings, Magnum Motorhomes and all his WheelieBinClean.co.uk customers for their support.