By NATASHA SMITH
Blink and you could miss 10-year-old Harrison Scott as he whizzes past on his go-kart, on track to a successful career.
Harrison, who spends the majority of his time living in Vilamoura, even though his primary school is in England, spends at least six hours a week training on and off the go-kart track, but most of his training is completed at the weekend.
His parents encourage his passion, but Harrison told The Resident: “They always make sure my homework is done.”
He sometimes has to be absent from school when he is competing, but he is dedicated to catching up on work when he returns. He values both school work and go-karting and continues to be capable of balancing these aspects of his life.
His next competition is likely to take place in February and until then he will continue to train hard to achieve his goals. He is focused, but he appears to really love what he does.
Harrison joined the Project One Racing Team from Kent and has made great progress throughout his first year of racing, winning the Kent Club Championship and taking second place in the British Super One Championship.
This rising young star has been accepted as a driver on the British Kart Team and has, in only a short space of time, accumulated a great deal of success.
Harrison only started racing go-karts one year ago and so was extremely proud and surprised to be asked to join the British Kart Team.
He competed in the Inter Nations cup, flying the flag for England, against Wales and Scotland during the summer. The race took place in Wales and, despite wet conditions on the track, England successfully won all races over the three days. They were awarded maximum points and the title.
Harrison hopes to continue racing and following in the footsteps of his heroes Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, who both started their Formula One careers by go-karting.
Harrison’s parents said he has had a great year and drove very well: “We are very proud of him. He has a great head on his little shoulders.”
They are thankful to Project One for all there help and coaching throughout the year as well as Harrison’s sponsor, Algarve Removals for all the support they have given.
They are currently raising funds for next year in the hope that Harrison can continue racing and have a glittering career.