James PeaceWhilst his closest rivals in the 2011 Intersteps Championship embark for excursions in other formula, Motaworld driver, James Peace opts for a more consolidated approach.

The current Junior TKM British Kart Champion, who lives near Oxford, sits 4th in the Intersteps Championship and mathematically could still win the series. Peace, who moved to single seaters this year, has had limited testing due to finalising the sponsorship deal only days before Intersteps was to start, but has shown a true talent against the odds.

“We just don’t have the budget to jump into other formulas at the drop of a hat”, says Peace. He maintains his focus by adhering to his plans. “I use the facilities at iZone to perfect my circuit and mind preparation needed for each event.”

The 17 year-old is currently preparing for the final round at Croft where he intends to dominate. “There is very limited testing available at Croft and this gives me an advantage”.

Peace has shown clearly that when a level playing field is presented, he and the team are head and shoulders above his counterparts. This was no clearer than with his domination of the recent Thruxton meeting.

With other drivers having completed significant winter testing programmes, Peace, with almost no track time, has regularly been a front runner, claimed pole positions, fastest laps and won twice in fine style.

The UK Governing Body, the Motorsports Association has recognised the talent within Peace and continue to support him within the MSA Academy by providing access to Nutrition, Psychology and Fitness programmes through their Advanced Apprenticeship (AASE) delivered in conjunction with Loughborough College.

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