TROWBRIDGE teenager Guy Cunnington is looking forward to pitting his wits against the best in the world as he competes in the Karting World Championship.

The 15-year-old, who is a pupil at John of Gaunt school, will be representing Great Britain against up to 92 different countries, including Mick Schumacher, the son of legendary formula one driver Michael.

The teenager was given the green light to compete in the championships by the British Karting Federation, who handed him a ‘golden ticket’ for the event this weekend.

This meant Cunnington had all of his fees and costs covered to participate in the contest, which is taking place in Grantham.

“We haven’t really got the huge budget that some of the other drivers have got, so to get recognised is a great achievement,” said Cunnington.

“There are over 90 drivers signed on, all from different countries and with different nationalities. All of the best teams and the best drivers have come together.

“We will just race, then whoever wins is going to be crowned world champion.

“At the moment, we race at the highest level we can in Britain, and we did pretty well in that, we came fourth in the junior version.”

For the championships, Cunnington has had to step up to the senior section, which means he will come up against drivers who will be far more experienced.

Despite this, the youngster remains unfazed by the level of opposition he could come up against in Lincolnshire.

“In this competition you have to be in the seniors if you are 15, whereas in British competition you have to be 17,” he added.

“After that you can be any age. I’m not really bothered about racing people who are more experienced, I quite like it because it is more of a challenge.

“There are a lot of different rules, I’m going to have to get used to it but I should be good by the time we race.

“I would like to get into the A final, which is the top 25 drivers out of the 90 odd who will be there.”