Former MSA British Cadet title contender and 2012 Formula Kart Stars Mini Max frontrunner Philip Rawson has won the biggest title of his career to date with a fantastic victory in the recent MSA British Kartmasters Grand Prix.
The ‘Worksop Wonder’ sprinted home to secure the coveted GP Plate in typically tenacious fashion at a rain soaked PF International circuit against the best Mini Max drivers in the UK.
The speedy 14 year-old had to overcome repeated challenges from up to five other drivers as he battled for victory but was determined to take the GP title after finishing on the podium at Kartmasters 12-months ago.
Using all his considerable skill the 14-year old driver guided his Cream powered Kosmic chassis to the chequered flag first and can now proudly use the GP Plate in Mini Max for the next 12-months.
‘Fast Philip’ took the lead in the early stages of the final with only one other rival able to keep pace with him. However such was the ferocity of their battle that a group of other leading contenders were able to catch them as the race reached half way.
For the remaining laps the action was non-stop as Philip and his rivals swapped places at every corner but every time Philip was pushed to the rear of the group he was able to forge his way back to the front until, with barely two laps remaining, he was able to make the decisive break that would turn out to be the winning move.
“It’s an amazing feeling to have won the GP Plate,” beamed Rawson as he collected his trophy, a cheque for £300 and the all-important licence plate. “The race was a non stop battle and I’d like to thank AIM Motorsport, Cream Racing Engines, my family and my mechanic Pod.”