Racing to a great sporting future?

Marcus Jarmesty (back row, right) from Atherton and Matthew Roberts (front row, second left) from Shevington, with their fellow racers at Daytona Manchester's Formula Bambino classes
Marcus Jarmesty (back row, right) from Atherton and Matthew Roberts (front row, second left) from Shevington, with their fellow racers at Daytona Manchester's Formula Bambino classes

THESE youngsters are on course to be future stars of Formula One racing after they got behind the wheel at a junior karting track.

Marcus Jarmesty, from Atherton, was among a group of five to seven-year-olds to take part in time trials at Daytona, in Trafford Park, Manchester.

The Formula Bambino classes are aimed at honing the racing credentials and on-track instincts of youngsters against the clock.

Daytona’s general manager Nick Hughes said: “The quality and continual improvement they have shown has surpassed any of our expectations. It is rare to see children this young posses such drive, ambition and dedication.

“They are qualities we want to continue to nurture, not put on hold, hence the changes to the Formula Bambino structure.”

Since the UK Motor Sport Association began to recognise the Bambino age range as a legitimate racing class, Daytona has been at the forefront of supporting the future stars in the region at a grass-roots level.

For more information visit www.daytona.co.uk/venues/manchester/juniors.