MOTOR SPORT: Aaron Alexander made a winning guest appearance for the Grabex Super kart racing team, helping them to a win in a four-hour endurance race at Rye House.
The West Norfolk racer started 23rd on the grid and had his work cut out on the small and tight circuit.
However, the AA Racing team driver’s skills shone as he carved his way to the front. After an hour and 50 minutes on the track, he handed over to his team mates to bring the kart home in first place.
The Grabex team were so impressed with Alexander, they have asked him to join them for the Rye House Endurance Championships next month.
Alexander then had to rush up to Fulbeck in Lincolnshire for the UK IKR Sprint race, having missed Saturday’s testing and practice.
Undeterred, he set about the task in hand and emerged victorious in the final.
The team then had four days in their garage/workshop to prepare the Haase race kart for the British Prokart Endurance Championship double header at the Ellough Park circuit near Beccles, in Suffolk.
Racing as the Full Send Racing team, Alexander was joined by Kieran Lambert for the tiring event.
The pair looked like they would finish in the top three until a major mechanical failure five hours into the race saw them spend four laps in pit lane while their mechanics changed an engine.
Despite that setback, the team still managed to finish ninth in class, 13th overall in a grid of 44 karts.
Sunday morning saw Alexander qualify in second place. The race saw both drivers in amazing form throughout the six-hour race, both lapping fastest for 436 laps on their way to claim victory as the youngest elite drivers ever to win a British Prokart Endurance Championship Race in the top classification.