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Karting race ace Freddie Moore, of Balderton, hits purple patch


By Connor Thompson


A young karting enthusiast has drawn inspiration from his racing heroes to help win a major competition.

Freddie Moore, nine, of Newark, raced to victory at the GP Plate and round seven of the BKC Championship.

The Honda Cadets racer was quick out of the blocks in qualifying, and started the final of race one in sixth, before flying past five racers to finish first.

Freddie Moore (16485051)
Freddie Moore (16485051)

The following day he started from second on the grid and put in a strong showing to take first place to claim the GP Plate, which he gets to run on his kart until next year.

His efforts also saw him record the fastest lap, which was rewarded with £20 in prize money.

His mum, Rebecca Moore, said the win was a difficult task as all the engines had the exact same capabilities, meaning the race was all down to the drivers skill level.

She put his new-found performance level down to the togetherness between his team, which consists of his dad Sam Moore, acting as mechanic, and grandfather Alan Moore, who travels as support.

“Last year, when he first started in Honda Cadets, he was finishing last,” said Rebecca, “He has made massive improvements.

“He has had driver coaching from Richard Varley [and] his inspiration for karting comes from his love of racing, which comes from his dad and grandad.

“His grandad is his biggest supporter and he goes to all of his race meetings, and even travelled to Rowrah with us.”

Freddie said he loves to watch F1 and the touring cars.

His biggest inspiration is 20-year-old Billy Monger, who had both of his legs amputated following a high-speed collision at the Donington in 2017.

Moore is currently placed fifth in the Fulbeck Sprint Series, where he has raced throughout the season.



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