Thompson Jr set for Mini race debut
The teenage son of multiple Mini champion Paul Thompson will race in the Mini Se7en Championship next season.
Joe Thompson, 16, is a complete racing novice, having not contested any karting events and might make his debut in the next round of the championship to help him prepare.
“He’s really looking forward to it,” said Paul Thompson, who was Se7en champion in 2005 and 2008. “The plan is for him to start properly next year and go from there.
“There’s a lot to learn – it’s not the sort of thing you can just get in and do. He might do the next round at Snetterton so he’s had a go at a race start and is familiar with how it all works.”
The car Thompson will race in was driven by Kane Astin at the Mini Festival at Oulton Park earlier this month and took a win and a second.
“At least we know the car is on the pace as Kane Astin drove it last week,” added Thompson Sr.