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Uppingham Community College pupil Thomas Harvey makes appeal for sponsorship after success in the Daniel Ricciardo Series

A rising motorsport star who attends Uppingham Community College is appealing for sponsorship to help move him further up the racing grid.

Thomas Harvey has enjoyed a superb campaign in the Daniel Ricciardo Series where he triumphed in the 100 (junior) Karting Championship.

The 16-year-old won every race in the three rounds at the Rissington, Clay Pigeon and Shenington events.

Thomas Harvey with Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo.
Thomas Harvey with Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo.

He topped his class with a 650-point haul that placed him 41 points clear of Alisha Palmowski in second spot.

The Daniel Ricciardo championship is an exclusive racing event for the Ricciardo Kart and is a one-make series with the emphasis on a driver’s ability and natural talent.

Harvey – a year 11 pupil who is currently studying for his GCSEs and hoping to get the grades required to attend Harington School in Oakham to take A-Level maths, further maths and computer studies – is now setting his sights on entering the British Formula 4 championship.

But that next step requires extra funding and he is hoping to find a sponsor to help him fulfil his ambition.

His mum Mary Walsh explained: “Thomas started in bambino karts at the age of eight at Daytona, in Milton Keynes, and had a natural ability and love for the sport.

“He moved up to cadets and became the 2017 birelART vice-champion before moving to junior karts and coming eighth in his first year, fourth in his second year and winning in 2020.

“Thomas’ ambition is to race in British Formula 4 but he won’t be able to achieve this without sponsorship and we’re hoping someone may be able help us reach his goal.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Thomas on his motorsport journey can contact him via e-mail at charvey159@aol.com

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