In 2016 Tom finished as runner up in the Rotax Euromax Winter Cup, in Valencia, Spain, 3rd in the BNL European Junior Max Championship and also achieved 3rd in the British Super One Mini Max Championship.
Tom had his first experience of driving a kart at 6 and started racing at the age of 8. Having won both the Clay Pigeon Championship and South West Championship, he then graduated to the super competitive British Super One Championship. Against some of the best drivers in karting, he finished 7th in his first year and won the British title in 2014. Tom then secured 3rd in Europe at his debut in the Winter Cup 2015 in Campillos, Spain.
With nine wins and 21 podiums in Ginetta Junior in 2016, Douglas Motorsport are something of a specialist in the class and are confident of challenging for the title in 2017.
Tom Canning, Driver :
‘Karting will always be an important part of my motorsport career, wherever I may go. However you have to move on to make progression to achieve your dream. This is the perfect time for me to move on and prove myself at the next stage of my development. I believe that Douglas Motorsport and I can achieve great things together and I am honoured to be working with them for the 2017 season.”
Wayne Douglas, Team Principal, Douglas Motorsport: “I’m delighted to have Tom, one of Britain’s top Kart drivers move into the Ginetta Junior class with Douglas Motorsport. We are excited about next season and hope Tom will enjoy great success in his Rookie year in cars.’
Image from Viewpoint Photography- Wayne Douglas and Douglas Motorsport’s new Ginetta Junior signing Tom Canning, at Snetterton.