Drivers

Monty Gorringe

Hi there. I am Monty and I have been driving with Silver Fox for 7 years making me the ‘oldest’ member of the driving team! I am 21 years old and a farmer, currently studying agriculture at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. My passion for karting started years ago thanks to the influence my grand father and great grandfather had on me growing up. Both were motor sport fanatics and my great grandfather raced at Brooklands in the works Austin 7 team and a Bentley. The average lap speed in an Austin 7 was 88mph! Their love of motor sport rubbed off on me. I have raced nationally in the past with Honda Challenge and I find that karting is an addiction I can’t live without.

My racing hero is Gilles Villeneuve, the Canadian F1 driver who died tragically at the age of 32 on May 8, 1982 at Leuven, Belgium. He was the greatest F1 driver ever in my opinion.

I look forward to my racing weekends and socialising with the team. During the two days at the karting track all I eat are sausage and mushroom rolls. Delicious.

Adam Croft Davies

Hi, I’m Adam. I am 17 years old and live in Penarth. I am a Sixth Form student at  Stanwell School in Penarth. I have been karting with Silver Fox since 2015 as a novice and this year will be racing in the TKM Extreme class for the first time. I’m really looking forward to it. Prior to joining Silver Fox racing I karted for 2 years on the indoor circuit so I had some experience of g0-karting under my belt. I enjoy karting as I love the excitement and the speed of it all.

I like to eat popcorn, not necessarily at the cinema, and enjoy listening to rock music.

My favourite F1 driver is the great Ayrton Senna.

 

Ioan Francis-Jones

Hi there. My name is Ioan. I am 17 years old and am in the Sixth Form at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera where I am studying IT and Business Studies. This is my third season racing with Silver Fox in the TKM category. I got into karting because of my passion for F1. I started by going to the indoor circuit in Swansea with my friends just for a bit of fun and decided that I wanted to take it more seriously. I joined a 6 week  Racing Academy at Llandow Karting Circuit and from there I was introduced to Colin Lipsomb and joined Silver Fox Karting. The rest, as they say, is history. I really enjoy my time karting and have made some good friends though it. The team is hard working but a lot of fun and we all work very well together, on and off the track.

My racing hero is Lewis Hamilton. My non-racing hero is Connor McGregor. I follow his fights and find his story inspirational.

My favourite food is chicken of any kind and I have recently discovered the delicious taste of iced coffee! I don’t eat anything during a race day but then make up for it as soon as I’m away from the track!

 

Cameron Gomm

My name is Cameron. I am 15 years old and live in Llanelli, South Wales. I am in Year 11 at Ysgol Gyfun y Strade in Llanelli and am working hard towards my GCSEs. I am a fluent Welsh speaker.  I have been karting with Silver Fox Racing for 2 years now. I spent 6 weeks at the Llandow Academy and from there joined Silver Fox racing as a Junior TKM. One day, I was flicking through the channels on the television and I came across the TV F1 channel. I took a look and thought it looked like a cool thing to do and from then on I decided that what I wanted to do was karting. So here I am! Karting always manages to make me feel better when times are tough (which are not too often, I am happy to say)

My favourite driver is the great German driver, Sebastian Vettel