Kesgrave school pupil Ben Cochran looking to take his karting skills to Europe

Kesgrave High School pupil Ben Cochran. Photo: CHRIS WALKER

Kesgrave High School pupil Ben Cochran. Photo: CHRIS WALKER - Credit:

Kesgrave High School pupil Ben Cochran continues to improve apace in the world of karting.

The 12-year-old factory driver for Simon Wright Racing developments is the current the Iame Cadet champion and moved up to Iame X30 class, a huge jump in engine power and chassis size.

In his first year in junior Karting he has managed to finish in the top 10 at each round – no mean feat in a very competitive class.

A keen footballer with AFC Kesgrave he recently had a third place in a very competitive field of 27 drivers over two days taking a pole position in one final, Despite being the youngest driver in the class, he has shown real potential by being a front runner even though he is the youngest driver by almost two years.

Currently leading the mini x 30 championship at Hunts Kart Club, he is also lying sixth in the LGM National championship with three rounds to go.

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Next season Ben is taking his skills to Europe where he will compete in the World Karting championship in Italy.

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