Hemel Hempstead’s Josh Price was left wondering what might have been after returning home from the Junior Rotax Winter Cup in Campillos, Spain.
Competing against drivers from all over the world, the 14-year-old speedster was proving that he was the man to beat after storming to victory in qualifying heats one and two.
He then finished second in qualifying heat three, securing pole position for the pre-final where he led from start to finish and took pole position for the final.
However, after going into the race as the justified favourite, Josh was unceremoniously shunted off the track three quarters of the way round the first lap and that put paid to his chances of returning home with the trophy.
Showing his never-say-die attitude, Josh continued to the end of the race but finished in a bitterly disappointing 29th place - despite recording the second fastest lap overall.
Josh will soon be jetting off to Genk in Belgium for the first round of the Junior Rotax European Championship and will then, in April, compete in the first round of the 2013 Super One Championship.
He said: “I would like to pass on tremendous thanks to Cavendish School for the way they have encouraged my karting and allowed me to have the time off to compete.”
The youngster is keen to secure sponsorship, and potential sponsors can watch him in action at www.joshpricekarting.co.uk
> Josh Price was unfortunate not to return victorious from the Junior Rotax Winter Cup in Campillos, Spain.