Jacob Hobbs

Driver – Kart number: 25 – Junior Rotax

I started racing in April 2021 in rental karts and it’s been a whirlwind journey ever since. I progressed really quickly at the local circuit I drove at competing in a Sunday championship, advanced sessions weekly and special events such as endurance races and charity events. 2021 was a busy year. Not only did I have my karting commitments, I also drove on-track at Brands Hatch, had been on several racing simulators and been driven around a circuit at speed by a Mercedes AMG racing driver.

My aim is to be a professional racing driver so my Dad set-up our kart team to enable me to do what I love and we have been working hard at it ever since on and off track.

JHR Kart team is completely independent and exists for the sole purpose of providing me a race winning kart, enabling me to compete against some of the best drivers out there with the sole objective of getting me noticed and provide me an opportunity to fulfil my dream of making it big in motorsport.

We race in a custom kart livery, coloured fluorescent orange and black, proudly showing our sponsors. Our kart is a TonyKart 401R chassis and I race in the Junior Rotax category. At the start of 2022 I passed my ARKS test, so I have a MotorSport UK racing licence.

All the hard work, determination and dedication has resulted in some fantastic achievements. I was vice-champion in the 2022 IKR Championship, 2022 Endurance Champion, 3rd place in the IKR winter cup, 5th in the Kent Cup, been on the podium 12 times, lap record holder on two circuits to name just a few of our proud moments.

When I’m not racing we are testing at circuits throughout the UK.

2023 promises to be even more exciting as we enter the SuperOne National Karting Championship which will see us race all over the UK. We will also be competing in the 2023 IKR and BMRK Championships along with a special one-off 24 hour race in April.

We are always looking for sponsors and partners to help us achieve our goals and to grow our race team. If you are interested in joining us on our journey please get in-touch using one of the many methods available from our website.

 

Current Owner Kart Stats:
I’ve scored a total of 1377 championship points to date.
12 Championship podiums earning some nice silverware.
18 Trophies awarded so far.
Won #1 rising star award.
Lap record holder
at Lydd International Kart Circuit (IKR Rotax Championship).
Lap record holder with the first ever 33 second lap at Brentwood Karting (Sodi Super League).

Final finishing positions for 2022 completed championships:

1st  – 2022 Great Ormond Street Endurance Race Champion
2nd  – IKR Rotax Summer Championship 2022
3rd – IKR Rotax Winter Championship 2022
5th  – Kent Cup Rotax Championship 2022
12th – X-Kart & Team Hard National Scholarship 2022
13th  – BMKR Rotax Championship 2022

I look forward to reporting further on my progress.

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