At just 14 years of age, James Wharton is competing in his first season of racing the OK category in Europe. Covid-19 shut down his race program for several months, but he’s now back competing at the top level in WSK and FIA karting. Kartcom.com recently posted a summary of his season so far, and a bit of history of where he’s come from.
After all the delays due to COVID, the 2020 European Championship for OK and OK Junior finally got underway in Spain on the weekend, Kimi Antonelli (OK) and Tuukka Taponen (Junior) winning for Kart Republic and Tony Kart respectively. Unfortunately, Australia’s James Wharton got caught up in spectacular crashes and didn’t make the final.