A young racing driver from Cheltenham is heading into his final two meetings of the season with a shot at winning a championship which has launched the careers of multiple star drivers over the last decade.
Zak O’Sullivan, 14, is cutting his tin-top teeth in the Ginetta Junior Championship, which runs alongside the renowned British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) over 10 race meetings and boasts live TV coverage of all rounds on ITV4.
Recent graduates from the series include current McLaren Formula One driver, Lando Norris, and double BTCC Independents champion, Tom Ingram.
Zak is second in the championship with two meetings to go, at the world-famous Silverstone circuit this weekend (September 27-29) and in two weeks’ time at the Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent (October 11-13).
It has been a sensational maiden campaign in the category for Concierge Medical-sponsored Zak, who has secured 13 overall podium finishes with his R Racing team and has a commanding advantage in the rookie standings, with 18 class podiums.
He is the youngest driver on the 2019 grid and his performances have made some of the leading British F4 teams sit up and take notice – with the single-seater championship his next planned move.
Kat Carrick, managing partner at Concierge Medical, said: “Zak has caught the eye with his raw speed and racecraft in what is an incredibly tough championship, where no quarter is given and every corner is fought for.
“For Zak to have had such an impressive maiden year is testament to his work ethic and understanding that success has to be earned every step of the way.
“It’s a pleasure to support such a well-mannered, dedicated young man and we wish him every success for the remainder of the season.”
Zak started karting aged nine and became one of the youngest winners of the British Super One Rookie Championship, a series which has launched the careers of drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and David Coulthard.
He followed that up by winning the British GP Kartmasters Championship and, after a move into European World Karting, he was runner-up in the German DKM championship in 2018.
His progress to date has led former Formula One driver and Le Mans 24 Hour winner, Mark Blundell, to say: “Zak has a firm understanding of the commitment it takes to reach the top and that is very impressive for someone of his age.”
For more information on Zak, visit www.zakosullivan.com.