GGR Group has sponsored a budding racing champion, 12 year old Theo Hesketh from Cheshire, who is part of Tarporley Karting Team, the largest school karting team in the country with 60 drivers aged 11 to 18.
Theo currently competes in Class 14, where drivers aged 10 and over race karts with 85cc 2-stroke Raket engines, but hopes to progress up to the faster races in Formula TKM in the near future. GGR’s sponsorship helped Theo get some new tyres for his kart which saw him come in 4th place in his class at the National Championships earlier this month.
As Theo’s sponsors, GGR also donated some branded stickers for the kart and provided Theo and his Dad with a new team kit, t-shirts and hoodies featuring the Hesketh Racing teddy bear logo. Theo is related to Lord Alexander Hesketh who founded Formula 1 car constructors Hesketh Racing in the 1970s.
Many famous Formula 1 drivers started their careers on the junior karting circuit, such as Schumacher, Alonso, Button, Hamilton and Vettel – so hopefully we’ll see Hesketh join this list of racing champions in the future. We’ll keep you posted on his progress!
GGR Group also sponsored this year’s Help for Heroes 4×4 European Rally, click here to read more.