JGM IKC Round 4 Report

Jess Golding Motorsport proved their mettle at Round 4 of the Ipswich Kart Club Championship, with promising results from their team drivers at the Open Performance Titles last weekend.

Oliver Jones, Olivia Walton, and Matt Price celebrated a significant milestone in their karting careers this weekend racing off their P plates for the first time.

KA3 Junior Heavy driver Lucas Lesmes had a dream run throughout the day, winning all three heats. Starting P1 in the final, he was pushed back to 6th on the first lap as the man to beat. He fought back to cross the line in 3rd place, setting his sights on the championship lead.

Cadet 12 driver Xavier Knight had impressive pace all day, but unfortunately did not finish the final, dealing a blow to his 2023 Championship campaign. However, with his never-give-up attitude, there is no doubt that he will come back stronger at the next round.

Alistair Leggatt had a fantastic final, starting from P29 and crossing the line in P18 after 10 laps of intense racing. Despite some bad luck during the heats, he showed his determination and resilience on the track in the final and that is what we like to see!

In an extremely competitive 40 kart KA3 Junior Light field, Nash Peirano delivered a solid performance, culminating in his best result to date in the final he is starting to demonstrate his ability to rise to the occasion amidst tough competition.


TaG Restricted Light driver Matt Price was in the thick of it all day, holding his own in a solid field of drivers. He crossed the line just outside the top 10 banking solid points towards his first IKC Club Championship campaign.

“In the face of adversity, the drivers of Jess Golding Motorsport drivers demonstrated remarkable resilience. Riding the highs and lows with our drivers I cannot help but reflect positively in our team’s unwavering commitment to nurturing new kart racers and helping them achieve their full potential. We will continue to push and are looking forward to the next round” Jess Golding said.

JGM Final Results:

Cadet 9: Olivia Walton 16th & Oliver Jones 17th
Cadet 12: Xavier Knight DNF, Alistair Leggat 18th
KA3 Junior Light: Nash Peirano 25th
KA3 Junior Heavy: Lucas Lesmes 3rd
TaG Restricted Light: Jess Golding 5th & Matt Price 13th

JGM Mini Team Results

KA3 Junior Light: Will Carmichael DNF
TaG Restricted Light: Blake Remali 16th
TaG Restricted Masters: Mark Brogan 14th