Jewiss joins Ricciardo Kart
Karting star Kiern Jewiss will race for Ricciardo Kart in the new Ok-junior class this year.
The 13-year-old is the reigning Super One National Rotax Mini Max champion and also won the IAME Cadet class in the 2014 Kartmasters Grand Prix.
Jewiss will now drive for Daniel Ricciardo’s team that was launched last year.
For this season, Ricciardo Kart will be an official factory team using karts designed and made by Birel ART.
“I can’t wait to start the season,” said Jewiss. “So far the winter tests have been very positive and I would like to thank Ricciardo Kart for this opportunity and for its support. I have a really good relationship with the team: we work towards the same goals and have the same vision.”
Ricciardo added: “It’s great having Kiern as a team member. A driver of his quality and background will be a great asset to our team. I and all the guys on the team look forward to working with him and seeing what results we can achieve together.” ● Jewiss will be joined in the class by Fin Kenneally this year. The 13-year-old finished third in the Mini Max standings last year and also starred in the Junior Max Euro Challenge. He will now drive for the successful Ricky Flynn Motorsport outfit.