A RISING karting star took an impressive two victories in the same event as he returned to racing action.

Weobley High School pupil Aaron Walker followed his dad's footsteps into the sport and is now aiming for the very top.

The 14-year-old started as a hobby competing in club races four years ago and has since risen through the ranks.

He now races for one of the biggest race teams in the UK, Strawberry Racing, and competes against the world's best.

After a long wait to re-start action due to Covid-19, Walker was back in action at the weekend in the Kartmaster.

The race is one of the biggest held in the UK and took place at the PFI International Kart Track in Lincolnshire.

Every driver wanted to win the GB plate that they then get to use for the rest of the year, so competition was fierce.

The karts that were used reach speeds of between 70 and 80 miles per hour and the young Hereford driver entered two classification testing his mental and physical ability.

Walker was on top form winning his Junior X30 classification before getting into a different kart moments later and also taking victory in the Junior Rotax.

He became only the second driver in history two win both classification in the same event.

"It was really difficult as it was one race after another," said Walker.

"I got out of one kart after winning and got straight into another, so it was really difficult and tested my fitness.

"They were 15-minute races and were a battle all the way through. I led at three different times during the one race before eventually winning."

Walker is now racing all over Europe and competed in the Le Mans in France last year which saw him win.

Also in November he was invited to represent Great Britain in the Asia IAME race held in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Once again Walker dominated the event to take top step on the podium.

The young driver now has his sights on being crowned British and European Champion.

"It would be good to get all the way to Formula One," added Walker.