AN AMATEUR motor racing driver from Langley is set to compete in a national competition and is aiming for a spot in the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race.

Kyle Owen-Bradshaw, 28, of Tamara Way, has been driving since he was seven when he started karting.

Now he is hoping that all those years behind the wheel will pay off.

He said: “I tended to turn my hand to any sport, however racing was the one which I was truly passionate about.

“I became truly inspired by the sport at the age of nine or 10, and I knew that was all I wanted to do.”

The VAG Trophy is aimed at those hoping to progress up the motorsport ladder. It attracts a huge amount of drivers, with grids of up to 30 cars competing in two different classes of vehicles, class A and class B.

Mr Owen-Bradshaw is competing in the higher powered class, A, and is excited about the competition.

He said: “This for me, is the first step towards competing on an international basis. “From competing in the VAG Trophy, I hope to be contending for top eight finishes. Naturally, as a driver, I want podiums and wins. “Aside from proving myself on the track, I also want to prove to a vast amount of people, that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. “As someone born and bred in Slough, I aim to give every ounce of dedication to work up the motorsport ladder and become a driver from Slough to enter the Le Mans 24 hour.”

His first race will take place at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby on April 29.