The effort is a joint venture between the Ipswich Kart Club and the city's mayor Paul Pisasale for school children to jump behind the wheel of a kart to learn crucial skills ahead of obtaining their road licence.
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“It's great to be able to support the next generation of motorsport and you never know these guys could be knocking on the door for my job soon!” Courtney said.
“It's important for us guys to come back to where it all started. I think every driver has some very fond memories of their karting days, so I think it's cool that we can come back and support the up-and-coming stars.
“They're the future of our sport and it's pretty likely we'll be swapping paint with them sooner rather than later.”
“The Ipswich Kart Club was my home track, so it's been good fun to get back into a kart and go against the next generation of karters ahead of the Coates Hire Ipswich 400.”