A teenager from Buckinghamshire came first in a national car championship race. 

Oliver Kerr, 15, from Marlow, finished in first place in the final round of the Junior Saloon Car Championships on the weekend of November 4/5 with little more than a year’s experience of riding cars under his belt.

The Championships are the leading motorsport race in the UK for children aged between 14 and 17 years old and are held over 10 weekends of the year, with Oliver now already looking ahead to the 2024 season which kicks off in April.

Before coming first in the Independent Championship race, which marked the end of the racing season, the 15-year-old had already racked up five years of karting experience, having competed at a national level from the age of 10.

He said: “It’s been a long year, with 10 (car racing) rounds at 10 different tracks and 24 races in total, but we gained momentum with regular top-10 finishes.

“I’d like to thank Simpson Race Exhausts, EM Bodywork and SL Autos for all their support throughout the year, and special thanks to Rob Quinn for setting up a great car and Mark Cole for his coaching.”