Ex Mr Karting Champion, Matt England has been named as the winner of the newly created TKM Super One Scholarship,  which will see him take part in next year’s S1 series with backing from Tal-Ko, S1 and Maxxis Tyres.

Matt dominated the Junior class in last year’s championship, not even needing to race in the last round. This year he stepped up to Senior TKM Class and put in strong performances in a learning year including a second place.

Announcing the winner TKM boss Alan Turney said:

“Matt is exactly the quality of driver we were looking for. We wanted to launch a club level driver into our top national championship and help make that move a success. I have every confidence Matt is going to do very well.”

The Scholarship was created this year by TKM and Super One with backing from Maxxis. The prize, worth more than £3000, includes free entry, fuel and tyres for the S1 series together with use of a Tal-Ko Veloce kart.

Super One organiser John Hoyle said:

“We wanted to create a special opportunity for a driver to move into the UK’s top championship. We look forward to seeing how he gets on.”

Matt England who is now aged 18 from Witney, gained a National Diploma in Motorsport Engineering and is now finishing an apprenticeship in ICT and Telecommunications.

He started karting at the Mr Karting in 2006 where he set a new lap record and won the Junior Open GP championship. He started Formula TKM Junior MSA racing in 2009, and in 2011 won the Shenington TKM winter series and was second in the Rissington championship. 2012 saw his dominance of the TKM Club Championship and also saw him win the Shenington Superprix.

Matt’s racing has always been as a family with father Malc in charge of preparation. And that’s just how they plan to continue in 2014. Now Matt’s aim is to win in S1 and the TKM Festival next year and then progress on to single seater car racing.

Matt says:

“I am thrilled to win this scholarship and so grateful for all the help being given. I am looking forward to contesting the 2014 championship with Tal-Ko Racing. I race to win so I will do my best to be at the front.”