A former Bedford man who has been karting since the age of seven was crowned world champion of the sport at the weekend.
Former John Bunyan Upper School pupil Jordon Lennox-Lamb, 20, was crowned champion of the KZ2 World Cup in karting in Sarno, Italy on Sunday.
He won the title after competing against hundreds of other racers from around the world.
Proud mum Celena, who follows her son round the world to watch him compete, attended the nailbiting race with husband Carey .
Celena, who lives in Keysoe, said: “I am so proud of him, this is everything he has ever wanted. We follow him everywhere to watch him race, but all I do is pace around.
“It’s horrendous, I can’t watch, I get so nervous for him. At this race he went up to speeds of 150mph, it is so scary to watch.”
Jordon has been karting since he around seven years old and now races for kart manufacturer CRG as a works driver. He lives in Italy where the company is based and has everything paid for by the firm.
Celena added: “He has a fantastic life over there. He has done so well, they literally pay for everything from his apartment down to his deodorant.
“He is absolutely chuffed to win the title, he’s on cloud nine at the moment. It’s an amazing atmosphere, it’s literally like Formula 1 where they get up on the podium and throw champagne everywhere.”
Jordon and his family will now attend an event in Paris run by the federation for motorsport the FIA, where all the winners of the racing sport’s competitions will accept their award.
Celena added: “It’s a massive event, I can’t wait for it. All the winners from every motorsport will be there, including Formula 1. It’s going to an amazing day.”
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