Jewiss returns to happy hunting ground for 2017 season opener
Kiern Jewiss’ 2017 gets underway in earnest this weekend with a trip to Adria, Italy to compete in the WSK Champions Cup – his first race in the OK Senior category. Kiern will be looking forward to getting back on a track where he has delivered a fine run of results including; a six-place finish at the tail end on 2016, a second-place finish in the European Championships and his dramatic Champions Cup victory in the 2016 season-opening event.
Kiern’s successful 2016 season finished in fine style in Bahrain at the World Championships, finishing in 7th position and leaving the weekend as the top-ranked British driver. Despite this success, Jewiss was left thinking what might have been after his chances of securing the title were taken away from him after a collision in the closing stages of the Grand Final.
Kiern Jewiss’ winter break saw him get his first taste of single-seater action when he was rewarded with a British F4 test with Scorpio Motorsport. Jewiss also travelled to Adria last week to test his new Forza Racing kart ahead of this weekend and is eager to get behind the wheel competitively again when he returns to the 1.3km circuit in Northern Italy.
“Winter testing has been positive”, said the 14-year old Kent based driver, “I believe the team I have around me will provide me with what is needed to achieve a solid result this weekend. It’s a new challenge this year as I’ve moved up to the senior category but this has given me even more motivation for this weekend and the long season ahead!”
Head of the MB Partners Young Driver Academy, Kieren Clark, knows Kiern is hungry to get back in the kart and return to the top step of the podium as quickly as possible.
“This weekend is used to blow away the winter cobwebs and give everyone an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses before the start of the main championships. However, I’m sure Kiern will be driving to win as that’s just the way he is built!”
Racing under the expert guidance of Forza Racing and Jamie Croxford, Kiern’s week and season starts with practice on Thursday, with races following on Saturday and Sunday.