Karting hotshot Hannah: I ‘owe a lot’ to John Holland

One of Britain’s latest hotshot karters has heaped praise on John Holland.

Hannah Lang, 16, of Spalding in Lincolnshire, says that without the business she ‘would not be where she is today.’

“It means a lot to have John Holland on board. Without them I wouldn’t be able to be where I am today. I wouldn’t be able to race,” said Hannah.

Starting out in karting at the age of just six after her step dad founded the racing team MK Racing, Hannah has progressed to compete at a national level and has high hopes for the current season.

“This season I want to get into the top ten in the British Championships,” said Hannah.

“I finished just outside it last year so it’d be great to progress this season.”

Hannah is not only the youngest competing at the British Championship, but is also the only female.

“It’s a bit weird being the only female competitor on the grid and youngest as well. It’s different because there aren’t a great deal of other females who compete so hopefully I can encourage more to get into the sport.”

She also has aspirations to one day make it to the highest level of all – Formula One.

“I’d like to get into cars one day in the future. To be a tester for the Formula One teams would be amazing, just to be a part of the team,” said Hannah.

“I’ve always wanted to do that – ever since I started.”