15 year old Harry McGovern, from Sandyford in Dublin, was presented with his trophy for winning the 2015 Mini-Max Karting Championship at the Motorsport Ireland Awards in Dublin last week.
Harry added the Motorsport Ireland title to the Munster Mini Max championship and the prestigious “O” Plate and
“IRL” Plate championships he also won this year.
Having competed in 13 races in 2015, the Medical Banks sponsored driver never finished lower than third and scored an impressive 6 wins. Harry drives a Tonykart chassis, runs with the Brennan Tech team and is hugely appreciative of the support he has received from Noel Brennan and the rest of the team.
Looking towards 2016, Harry will test a Ginetta Junior Ireland car over the winter with a view to possibly competing in that championship but is keen to consider other karting opportunities also.
The Motorsport Ireland Awards Ceremony is an annual event in Dublin’s city centre where the champions of all disciplines are honoured by the governing body. This year’s event was held at the Double Tree by Hilton hotel and Harry was presented with his award by Brian Kavanagh, chairman of the Motorsport Ireland Karting committee.
About Harry McGovern:
Harry McGovern is 15 years old, yet is in his fifth season of karting. In 2012 he won the “Most Improved Driver of the Year” and a year later in 2013, he won the Motorsport Ireland Cadet Championship. He then graduated to the faster Mini-Max class and in 2015, won both the C Plate, The IRL Plate, the Munster Mini-Max Championship and the Motorsport Ireland Mini-Max Championship
Harry attends Sandford Park School in Ranelagh.
Action Images from Marc Quinlivan Photography.