Nationality - British
Date of birth - 26th February 2011
Lives - Leicestershire
Team - Sharpe Racing
My name is Chase Sharpe. I am 8 years old. I have racing running through my veins. My Grandpa raced Classic Touring cars in the 80’s and my Father and my Uncle race in the British MG Championship. Racing is in our family. I have been around the racing paddock since I was born. Now, it’s my turn to race…
I went to Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire for a taster session in March 2017 and loved it. At the same time, one of my sponsors got me a Project One Cadet kart and I picked this up from Whilton Mill at the same time.
Since that point, I haven’t looked back.
I started testing every couple of weeks at my local kart track near Melton Mowbray and then in April 2017 we found our karting home, at Stretton Circuit in Leicestershire.
I test as much as I can, to perfect my speed and race craft. My Father is by my side telling me the best racing lines and I have a lot of support from my sponsors. Without them, my karting programme would not be possible.
I completed my first race in November 2017, at the age of 6 and I learnt a lot!
From that point, I have been competing on my Honda Cadet 160, or my 2 stroke kart. We have done nearly 2 seasons in the high profile Daniel Ricciardo Series.
With the reduction of age in Junior Autograss, when it was announced in June 2019, it moved our plans of moving to cars forward by 2 years. At the age of 10, I will be competing in the British Autograss Series, racing all over the UK. Autograss is renowned for being great at teaching car control and many Autograss racers have gone onto the top tiers of british and world motorsport, including multiple BTCC Champion Colin Turkington.
To get completely ready for Autograss, I will be testing at tracks around the Midlands from Summer 2019, in preparation for me entering my first BAS race in March 2021.
I have no doubt I will be a motorsport champion in the future. I am looking forward to following in my family's footsteps and getting into a race car as soon as I can. We will make the move to a race car at 12-13 years old, where our aim is to race in the Junior Saloon Car Championship - JSCC. Being a Junior brand ambassador for the series, it provides a great area for young aspiring race drivers to show their skills, as well as providing great support to their race drivers.
Until that point, I will work my hardest to be as successful in my Autograss car, as I can be.
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