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Finchley's Stefanos Charalambous seals victory at British karting’s London Cup
11:16am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
A Finchley racing driver is attracting comparisons to former world champion Lewis Hamilton after a series of fine performances saw him claim British karting’s London Cup.
Stefanos Charalambous, pictured, races in karting’s Mini Max category for 11 to 17 year olds and took to Rye House Kart Raceway, the track on which Hamilton began his career, on Sunday.
The 16-year-old impressed in all three heats, finishing first in heat one having started from fourth position before coming a place lower in the second heat after beginning in 20th place.
After the third heat was abandoned because of collisions, the youngster started the final on pole and impressed the watching spectators with a flawless drive that saw him finish 30 metres ahead of his nearest rival.
On collecting his trophy Charalambous dedicated his victory to his late friend, Joshua O’Malley, a popular figure on the karting scene, who lost his fight against cancer last year.
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