Young Maloney the karting king

Barbados’ Zane Maloney, 11, was the centre of attention over the weekend at the Glan Y Gors Park karting circuit in Wales.

He finished first in the 60cc Cadet Class against a quality field with a number of youngsters with more miles and experience under their belt.

The Barbados team also included Joshua Maloney, Kyffin Simpson and Calem Maloney.

Zane Maloney (centre) stands proudly on the winner's podium.
Zane Maloney (centre) stands proudly on the winner’s podium.

Maloney was later interviewed by the Welsh media and expressed his excitement at being able to compete at Glan Y Gors Park.

“It was very different from Barbados’ track. There was a lot of grip which made it very challenging. I didn’t get the qualifying time that I wanted but managed to pull off a 3rd position in the first race.

“I started to get comfortable driving the track and got 2nd in the second race. I knew the pace was going to be hot in the final race because if you win the last race you are the winner for the day.

“I saw an opening in the last lap and went for it and it worked out for me and I brought it home for Barbados. I would like to thank all that worked on my kart and made it a fantastic weekend for Josh, Kyf, Calem and myself. Great job done by everyone,” he said.

One Response to Young Maloney the karting king

  1. duncan hutchinson December 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Being a Bajan from the fourties,I am SOO Excited about this,I have been following racing since the Sixties in England & then back in Barbados….Could this be the Next “Lewis Hamilton” ?? I Hope so !!


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