Kart racer Oli Norris will head to the Scottish circuit of Larkhall next weekend for the latest round of the MSA Super One Championship. The 15 year-old ADD Motorsports supported driver is keen to pick up another podium result and move himself into contention for the Rotax Junior Max title.It has been less than a month since Glastonbury based Oli last visited the Strathclyde venue, where he took a superb sixth place in the Formula Kart Stars meeting. However, he picked up a third place result at a club meeting at the same venue back in April, so he knows that a top drawer result is possible.
“I’m looking forward to going back to Larkhall as I’ve been pretty strong every time I’ve driven there this year and we’ve been getting faster as the season has gone on,” he says. “I think a podium result is definitely achievable and I’d like to hope I can be in with a chance of taking a win,” he adds.
A hectic calendar meant that May and early June was a busy time for Oli. He took in his first European event of the year in Germany and his results in FKS have moved him into fifth place in the points. He knows that from this point on his calendar starts to get even busier, starting with back-to-back Super One and FKS meetings in Scotland and Wales from this weekend. However, he feels strong and is looking forward to the second-half of his season.
“It feels a bit strange to be at the half-way point in the year as it doesn’t seem like we’ve had that many races,” he says. “There has been a few frustrating results so far, but the the team and myself have been working really hard and the results have been getting stronger and stronger.”
“I started the year saying that I wanted to learn as much as I could each time I went out on track. I’m racing against guys who are vastly more experienced than me. Some of the guys on the grid have three or four more seasons in a kart than I do and I’m competing wheel to wheel with them and beating them.”
“I’d like to think that a win is somewhere near now,” he adds. “I’ve shown I can beat the rest of the field in heats and the speed is there.”
Oli will take to the track on Friday for testing and free-practice, before qualifying takes place on Saturday. The point-scoring finals take place on Sunday.