Video: Hull's karting kids on track for British Championships
TEAMS of young petrolheads took to the track last night as part of a youth development programme.
Eleven teams of drivers aged 13 to 18 from schools and youth projects across Hull and the East Riding competed for the three places at the regional finals of the British Schools Karting Championship, to be held at Leeds in April.
More than 30 young people braved the cold to show off their cornering skills and drive their team to the next stage of the competition.
The event was staged at Hull Karting, Preston Road, which is operated by Hull City Council's youth development service outdoor and urban adventure team.
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Wayne Beacock, youth and community support worker and outdoor and urban adventure coach, said: "I am delighted to be working and supporting the young people who are taking part in the 2013 competition. Everyone has shown such determination and skill so far in the competition.
"Events like these help increase self-confidence and self-esteem in young people and this initiative seems to be one that is very successful.
"Over the last couple of years, it has proved really popular for people because it offers them the chance to meet new people and try something they may not have had the opportunity to have done before."
Following their success of reaching the North East regional final last year, Outdoor Urban and Adventure entered three teams from Noddle Hill for this year's event.
Teams that competed also included young people from Cottingham High School, Thomas Ferens Academy and Driffield School.
It was the first time the city had hosted the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) regional qualifying.
John Haines, operational manager for motor projects in the council's youth development services team, said: "We are delighted to be able to have brought a national karting championship to Hull.
"Events like these are a great way to help young people develop."
The top three teams out of the 11 at the event will now go on to the regional final for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Connor Rouse, 17, competed for one of the council's teams.
He said: "This was my last opportunity to drive for Outdoor Urban and Adventure this year.
"It is my first time taking part in the BSKC and I am grateful for this unique opportunity.
"I have developed and achieved so much thanks to the staff at outdoor urban and adventure."
Outdoor Urban and Adventure is part of the council's youth development service and offers activities to people aged between ten and 18.