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British Championship competitor Jake appeals for sponsorship

A Bourne karting ace is appealing for backing to help fuel his bid for a top 10 finish in the British Championship.

Jake Shortland is competing this year in the Motorsport UK British Superkart Championship which has monthly rounds throughout the country.

He is next in action at Donington Park on June 1 and 2 with rounds at Knockhill, Cadwell Park and Anglesey to follow as well as a coveted outing in the Dutch Grand Prix on August 16-18.

Jake Shortland (10888153)
Jake Shortland (10888153)

Shortland, who works for Hall and Hall in Bourne, has set his sights on a top 10 finish with any form of sponsorship a welcome boost to the former Bourne Academy pupil.

The 25-year-old, who has been racing for the past 17 years, commented: “My aim is for a top 10 finish in the championship this season.

“After a bad start to the season where I haven’t managed to pick up a point I’m hoping to finish well inside the points for the remaining races.

“Any sponsorship is a help towards the cost of racing whether it’s fuel which is £70 (race fuel), tyres (£200 one set per meeting), entry fees (£320 for a normal championship round), £340 (for British GP) and £450 (for the Dutch GP) while testing varies from £120-£160 for a day.”

Shortland, who lives in Folkingham, first started racing as an eight-year-old and used to race in the Bourne Kart Club and the Lincolnshire Kart Club meetings at Fulbeck.

His most successful season was in 2017 after winning the Honda Cup at Cadwell and also being the first Honda to finish the Grand Prix at Donington.

Shortland added: “I am looking forward to the rest of the season and hoping for some good solid results at the British GP and Dutch GP.”

Anyone able to help with sponsorship can email jakeshortland@hotmail.co.uk

Jake Shortland (10888155)
Jake Shortland (10888155)

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