As Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix, fast track Jacob, 9, now stars on BBC TV after scintillating Karting success

By Oviya and Ava, both age 10, Jill Dando News

Jubilant Jacob, 9, of Castle Batch Primary School Academy, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is following fast in footsteps of Lewis Hamilton after a flurry of Karting success.

He won a British Championships event and the Rotex UK in 2018.

Amazingly, this young racer has achieved the spot of second place in the Micro max with racers from all over the world in 2020. 

Now he has appeared on the hit BBC TV channel, Nickelodeon as part of their  “extraordinary me”  You can watch it here…

Both Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton both have strong links to Somerset. Who knows, we could be looking at a future world champion. Hamilton delivered a remarkable comeback to win the British Grand Prix yesterday.

Jacob’s parents inspired him to get outside and take part in karting at the young age of 5. 

Jacob told our school Jill Dando News reporters that he wants to inspire people to follow their dreams.

He believes that it is best to “try your hardest, dream to the limits and concentrate as hard as you can”.

Principal Lindsay Evans said: “We are thrilled for Jacob. This is yet another huge success so early on in his karting career. We are so glad that other people across Britain got to hear about his amazing achievements.”

CBPSA is in the heart of the North Worle community, has an excellent and spacious site and inspires children to be happy and confident learners.

It has a brilliant new library, an ambitious creative curriculum as well as a Jill Dando News Centre to train up young reporters.

Castle Batch became part of The Priory Learning Trust two years ago and works closely with other schools across the Trust to enhance learning opportunities for all