King rises to the challenge to smash through the 100-lap mark at Mr Karting

Jordan King takes on the 100-lap Challenge at Mr Karting. Picture: Mike Baker
Jordan King takes on the 100-lap Challenge at Mr Karting. Picture: Mike Baker

Manor F1 development driver Jordan King returned to his roots to attempt the ‘100-lap Challenge’ as part of the 15th anniversary celebrations at Mr Karting.

King, who started out at the Harbury Lane-based circuit in 2006, has since progressed through the ranks, racing in the GP2 Series last year for Racing Engineering.

And, after a quick warm-up, the 21-year-old completed 101 laps in the designated 30 minutes, becoming the first driver to complete the challenge since the introduction of the latest fleet of BIZ karts in December.

He also set a new lap record of 17.569 seconds.

This year marks the 15th under the ownership of Alan and Andy Lettis and to celebrate, Mr Karting are holding a special birthday event on May 29 featuring a range of activities for everyone from budding Lewis Hamiltons to more experienced drivers.

Further details will be announced on their website www.mrkarting.co.uk