A center faculty pupil pursues his ambitions with method 1.
Previously 12 months, eight-year-old Ethan Coupland has moved up a category, joined a brand new crew and competed in opposition to a few of the youngest drivers within the nation.
His dad and mom, Graham and Stacey, mentioned they had been “very pleased with how properly he has performed”.
Ethan first began karting in July 2021 aged six and has since skilled tirelessly regardless of attending Longfleet CofE Main College full time.
In 2022, his arduous work started to repay, seeing him end third within the UK Unbiased Kart Racing Sequence.
Ethan has additionally now joined forces with Poole Karting Group BKC.
Earlier than that, he raced on his personal in opposition to different groups and solely relied on his father to assist with kart mechanics.
The transfer to BKC is claimed to have boosted Ethan’s confidence and made him work more durable.
Graham mentioned: “BKC is mega – they have been round for years. This crew has received lots of titles.
“They made Lando Norris well-known and helped convey him to the place he’s right this moment.”
However this isn’t the one change for Ethan- this season he moved from the 60cc bambino class to the 125cc micromax.
Graham mentioned that though this can be a ‘large step’ for his son, he’s assured that Ethan is prepared for the competitors.
He mentioned: “Every little thing is totally totally different. The kart weighs much more, the engine is extra highly effective, so it is a large step.
“The largest downside is arm power.”
Ethan continues to coach at Forest Edge, Clay Pigeon and Mansell, the place he’ll compete in membership championships at a later date.
The aspiring racer is already sponsored by Learn Fabrications Ltd however is actively searching for extra sponsors to help his Method 1 journey.
To observe Ethan’s journey, or inquire about sponsorship, go to his Instagram web page @Ecoup43