Bright start to the new season after a bittersweet end to 2014 for Bryony

Bryony King

Bryony King - Credit: Archant

Karting The end of 2014 proved to be bittersweet for talented young kart driver, Bryony King.

After leading the Hunts Kart Racing Club championship all season, mechanical failures on the last round meant that King, from Ely, finished the season in second place.

She also lost out on the British Women’s Racing Drivers Club first place by 0.5 of a point, to boot.

But, on a brighter note King, 15, had her first simulator session at Arden with the Young Racing Drivers Academy, in a Formula 4 car, which proved to be very successful.

And the start of the 2015 season at Kimbolton, near Huntingdon, also brought promise as she lined up for a new team – Litchfield Motorsport.

After a very successful test day on Saturday, Bryony went into race day full of confidence. Two second place finishes in the heats meant that she was second on the grid for the final.

King narrowly managed to avoid an incident at the first corner, which cost her several places, but thankfully not the race. She set off in pursuit of the first placed driver, who had got a good lead on the rest of the pack.

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By the third lap she had regained second place and, although she was lapping faster than first place, was unable to catch him in the time left.

She finished very satisfied in second place and with the fastest lap of the day.

Bryony will be competing in the LGM X30 tour in 2015 and the X30 support races at Super One. She will also be competing at PFI, Kimbolton and Whilton Mill during the year as well as more simulator sessions.