When we saw 10 year old Jacques Morley racing karts for the first time, we knew we had spotted a talented driver. In fact we were so sure we had found a great prospect for the future, we decided to sponsor him. And this week he's picked up his first podium finish.
Jacques is a big fan of Lewis Hamilton, and will be competing in the MSA British Cadet's Championship this year, the very same league where Hamilton once competed. In the club event at Beccles' Ellough Park Raceway, on Sunday, he held his nerve through three heats and came in third in the cadets' final.
"It's fantastic that Jacques has done so well in such a short space of time," says Gerry Bucke of Adrian Flux Insurance, "We have a history of supporting motoring talent - helping a youngster develop, and seeing such quick results, is a really worthwhile use of our sponsorship budget. Plus influx has just launched a new website, so the higher Jacques' profile, the better we like it!"
Mum, Claudia, is still coming to terms with Jacques racing "Getting used to seeing him hurtle down the straights at 60 miles an hour hasn't been easy," she admits, "But seeing him up on the podium, pleased as punch, was fantastic." And having a sponsorship deal helps on the track too. "People see that influx is willing to back him, so they take him more seriously," adds Mrs Morley.
You can follow Jacques' progress at his own website: www.jacquesmorley.com