Wapping boy Kieron Tison set for the big-time

Wapping karting sensation Kieron Tison moved a step closer to his dream of becoming a Formula One racing driver after being signed up by V1 racing to compete in Egypt.

Wapping karting sensation Kieron Tison moved a step closer to his dream of becoming a Formula One racing driver after being signed up by V1 racing to compete in Egypt,

Tison will begin karting in early 2011 for the Vanquish Developments team at the Egyptian Raceway near Cairo, and from there will hopefully progress on to racing formula three cars, which will also soon be raced at the same complex.

It will be a huge step up for the highly talented driver, who will drive on a brand new, state-of-the-art race track, competing against high-class competitors from all around the world.

It will be a great education for the 17-year-old from Cable Street and his uncle, Joe Tison, believes the future is extremely bright for the youngster.


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"The deal has gone through for him to go out there," he said.

"It is a massive opportunity for him out there and he intends to make the most of it.

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"The competition will be really tough out there, but we believe he can use this great opportunity to really push on.

"He will be racing against drivers from the Middle East as well as all over the world, so it will be competitive."

Tison has only been racing for three years, but after securing his first victory of the year, the Novices Trophy at Buckmore Park in Kent, confidence is high, especially with a brand new car powering him up the rankings.

"We are really happy with how it went over the weekend," Joe Tison said.

"He no longer has novice plates now and is equal to the other racers and he has done what has been asked of him, which is great.

"We have to thank sponsors, the Reg Charity Trust and R Dunham Electricals, because they put together the money for the car and without the sponsorship we would be struggling."

Although coming on leaps and bounds, Tison's uncle knows that improvements must be made to shave those extra hundredths of a second off, that would really push him up amongst the leaders.

"He must improve his breaking on corners," he said.

"His timing at times is a bit off and we notice he loses a little bit of time on the others and has to make it up.

"The main thing for him now is seat time and with a lot of races coming up soon, he will certainly get that.

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