Steven Duncan set to compete in Rotax Max Finals

Posted by Keiran Smart on 7 January 2021

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Steven Duncan is set to take on some of the world’s best at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portimao, Portugal later this month.

The Grampian Kart Club teenager from Aberchirder qualified for the world finals after becoming vice-champion in the Mini Max class in the 2020 British Kart Championship. He will compete in the Junior Rotax Max class in the Algarve region of Portugal from January 23 to January 30.

“It was really tricky getting to where we did in the shortened season. The races were hard but I managed to become vice-champion, with the top three going to Portugal.

“There are only five British drivers from my class and none of us have been abroad to race before. It’s going to be new for all of us so if we make the top 15 or 20 that would be great.
“I’ve got to move up a class, too, to junior, so I’ll be competing in a class I’ve never been in before.”

Steven, who has been karting since the age of eight, is Northern Kart Federation champion, Cumbria Kart Club champion and Grampian Kart Club champion.
As well as father Ian, Steven receives support from his family including mum Tracy and sister Michelle, who often travel to events.

He added: “I don’t get to take days off school on Monday. There is a lot of commitment from my mum, dad and myself.
“It was a lot harder this year with everything back-to-back and racing every weekend because of covid, but going to Portugal makes it worthwhile.

“I want to give a big thanks to my mum, dad and the teams at Vision Motorsport and Potenza Engines because they have really helped this year”

Source: https://www.grampianonline.co.uk/sport/aberchirder-teenager-to-compete-in-kartings-rotax-max-grand-finals-in-portugal-223684/

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