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Kart ace James' desert triumph

Published date: 30 November 2011 |
Published by: Aaron Haley
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JAMES SINGLETON has been ranked the number three karting star in his class after a storming finish in a blue-ribband race in the United Arab Emirates.

Teenage sensation Singleton, from Penmaenmawr, took third in the Rotax World Finals at the Al Ain Raceway, beating a 72-strong field of the world’s top Junior Rotax racers to the podium.

James said he was delighted with the finish, having battled from 13th place in the final to finish as the top British entrant.

“We were over-the-moon to finish up on the podium and top Brit,” James said

“To beat so many quick and competitive drivers from so many different countries and with everyone being on the same kit was just amazing.

“It’s a massive confidence boost for me, and obviously a weekend to remember - definitely one of the biggest highlights of my career so far.”

“We knew it would be a lot tougher from 13th on the grid for the grand final, but the one saving grace was that we were on the inside line.

“I immediately vaulted up to eighth, and the kart then got stronger-and-stronger as the race wore on and I was able to battle my way through to third”.

The win represented a fantastic final Junior Rotax outing for James, who celebrated his 16th birthday a few days before the race.

He is now seeking new sponsors as he moves up to a higher karting class. If you are interested in backing the new world number three, contact his father Mark on 07795 297350 or email him at: gwyneddforklifts@ukf.net

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