A PUPIL from Ryedale has placed in the top six at the British Karts Championships.

Bart Harrison, 12, was the youngest competitor in the field at the Iame X30 Mini British Karts Championships yet he still managed to place sixth in the standings.

The Year 8 pupil at Terrington Hall School has been a member of the Fusion Motorsport team since 2017 and he briefly led the competition back in June after a brilliant display in race four at Shenington, Oxford, when he took victory thanks for a last-lap overtake.

Bart has also competed in the Iame Series Series, which encompassed races in Italy, Germany and France, where he managed a brilliant fourth-placed finish in a field of 60 drivers.

He’s also competed at the Little Green Man Championship – the second highest profile karting event in the UK.

Moving forward, Bart will continue to race in the X30 Mini for now before preparing to move up to the X30 Junior next year.

Terrington Hall headmaster Stephen Mulryne was keen to praise the youngster’s accomplishments.

“Achieving sixth place in the British Championships is a remarkable achievement and is testament to Bart’s tenacity, determination and commitment to his sport,” said Mr Mulryne.

“Setting himself a punishing schedule, he has trained and raced almost every weekend and still delivered on his schoolwork, often working on the trackside in between races to do so.

“Picking himself up after the inevitable knocks, he displays a winning attitude which will carry him far.”

Bart’s mother Sally Harrison added: “We are incredibly proud of Bart’s achievements and progress this year. It wouldn’t have been possible with the help of the Terrington Hall school.”