SEÁN FROM DELGANY IS KARTING CHAMPION
SEÁN MCCORMACK from Delgany has won the IAME X30 Junior Motorsport Ireland National Karting Championship.
Seán, a second-year pupil at St Gerard’s, will now take part in the IAME World Finals in Le Mans, France in October.
The X30 Junior Championhip caters for drivers aged 11 to 15.
The 2017 Irish Championship went down to the wire with the leading two drivers competing right up until the final race which was held on the Tynagh track in Co Galway.
The race was filled with controversy and after 11 laps Sean was hit by another kart from behind but he quickly recovered to go on to win the championship.
This is Sean’s second Irish Title and the first time he will be representing his country abroad. At the worlds, he will be racing with Team Dan Holland Racing, a very prestigious UK based team.
All the top drivers from around the world will be competing against each other, and this year there will be 140 competitors from age 11 to 15.
Sean lives in Delgany and is the eldest of five children. He has always had a keen interest in motorsport and joined a club in Athboy, County Westmeath when he was just six years old.
Following his successes at club level, he start competing nationally when his was eight, winning his first title last year at the age of 12 – when he became the Cadet Karting Champion of Ireland.
Sean’s other achievements include winning the Race of Champions three times. He is the only driver in its history to have achieved this. The Race of Champions is an annual karting event with a coveted perpetual trophy held in Ireland where all karting enthusiasts come together to compete against each other.
His younger brother, Jake (12), has also started racing with his Team Daly Motorsport. Together, they are hoping to be the Irish Schumachers! ‘Driving competitively is really fun because I get to drive at high speeds. I like the intensity of racing and ideally I would like to have a career in racing or motorsport in the future,’ said Sean.