Meet team xkart

The XKART team competes at events throughout the UK, find out more about the team and it's drivers.

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SANdro ballesteros

Sandro, from Rochdale, was diagnosed with Autism aged 3. He has been racing karts since he was 5, winning his first championship at the age of 7 with a clean sweep of podium finishes.

He also races on the TeamBrit Racing with Autism kart endurance team and eTeamBRIT on the simulator.

His motto... #unleashwhatyouCANdo

JACOB JUKES

Jacob started karting at the age of eight and moved straight into the Honda Cadet class. He won his first club race in his second year and went on to win further races at Shenington and Stretton.

 

In 2020 he competed in the first year of the CKC Cadet Championship, picking up the win at Rowrah and regular podium finishes throughout the season.

 

In club racing he leads the championship at Stretton Sprint Series with a perfect win record and also took the win in a one off race at Tattershall.

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KAI BACHINI

Motorsports Interviewer and Commentator

BBC 5 Live Young Commentator of the Year 2018/19

WILLIAM YOUNG

William first stepped into a go kart just over four years ago - and has never looked back. Diagnosed with autism around the same time, William found an outlet in go-karting to channel his focus - and a community of friends and acquaintances a result.

Just over a year ago, he made the move into competitive racing, competing initially within the Teeside Owner Sprint series and subsequently across a number of other regional and national racing competitions. Despite his relative inexperience, William has finished fifth and sixth in the recent NKC events and set sites on the front end of the grid during his second year of competition 

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JONNY ELLIOTT

Jonny has been racing karts since 2008.

 

His biggest achievements include winning the 2015 Club100 championship, being a finalist in the prestigious British Rental Kart Championship (BRKC) in 2018, as well as winning the BRKC ‘O Plate’ event in 2019.

 

Jonny has also experienced wins and multiple podiums in 24 hour kart events, including the PPIK Ginetta 24 hour race, The British & the European 24hrs.