Girl Wins Karting Championship For First Time In 21 Years
A girl has won the Guernsey Cadet Karting Championship for the first time in 21 years.
10-year-old Brooke Ceillam won the championship recently, after only karting for 18 months.
The event was for children between the age of 8 and 10 with a passion for karting. The competitors were given points for each race they did in the Summer Championships, and the sum of these points determined places.
Miss Ceillam says she has enjoyed karting since she first started:
‘It was a Saturday, and my dad said he was taking me for a surprise. It was down at the go-kart track. I went in a hire kart and from then I just loved it so I got my own kart‘.
Brooke said she was very laid back about winning the Championship and is hoping to inspire other children of her age ‘not to be scared and to have a go‘:
‘I think everyone else was more excited than I was because I was the first girl in 21 years to win it‘.
Lucy Prevel was the last girl to win the title in 1996. She won it twice and was also Channel Island Champion and represented Guernsey racing in the UK.