Banbury's Bradley Philpot kept alive his dream of winning a F3 test experience by finishing fourth at Buckmore Park karting circuit at Chatham in Kent.
Competing against 40 of the UK’s top novice drivers, Philpot came through 12 heats and three finals to secure his place as one of the final five through to round three.
The competition, known as Lets Race 2 Reality, is run by Lets Race, the UK’s only full motion F1 simulator centre based in Surrey, in conjunction with Carlin, a junior team, whose proteges have included Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.
Philpot will now be put through his paces at Carlin’s headquarters in Surrey allowing him a real glimpse inside the world of a professional racing driver. All finalists will take part in various exercises including a simulator session with a Carlin race engineer, before taking part in interviews with industry professionals.
Philpot said: “For the final round I plan to be as prepared as possible and I fully intend to become the inaugural Lets Race to Reality champion.”
11:47am Friday 24th October 2014
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given special dispensation to Caterham to miss the next two grands prix whilst a buyer is sought for the cash-strapped marque.
5:46pm Friday 24th October 2014
Oxford City have completed the signing of former Royal Antwerp defender Kiko Insa, who will go straight into the side for tomorrow's Vanarama Conference North fixture against Hednesford Town at Marsh Lane.
'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration
1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014
ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.
11:30am Friday 24th October 2014
THE presence of Andy Whing back in the Oxford United side has prompted other players to raise their game, according to Michael Collins.
11:20am Friday 24th October 2014
KEITH Curle has demanded a strong start from Carlisle United when they host Oxford United at Brunton Park tomorrow.
9:30am Friday 24th October 2014
James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.
9:20am Friday 24th October 2014
ALFIE Potter says the secret to his return to form has been learning to enjoy football again after a difficult spell.
9:10am Friday 24th October 2014
MICHAEL Collins has revealed Oxford United are using a reminder of their hammering at Cambridge United to get fired-up for games.
9:00am Friday 24th October 2014
WILL Hoskins continues to be well ahead of schedule in his recovery from a groin injury.
8:20am Friday 24th October 2014
OXFORD United’s next home game has been designated as Yellow Army Day by the club’s supporters’ group.