A TEENAGE racing driver from Hereford has launched his own racing team.

Josh Young, who will be competing in the Super mighty Minis Championship for the first time this year, has teamed up with Connor O'Brien to set up Agouti Motorsport.

The team – which has formed an official partnership with the Children's Air Ambulance charity – was unveiled at the Autosport International Show at the NEC near Birmingham last weekend.

"I’ve always loved cars ever since my 11th birthday when I went go karting," said Young, who has two years competing in the Mighty Minis Championship under his belt and won the Novice Championship in his first year.

"I’ve always wanted to race and also have my own business so I’ve got a great enthusiasm for this and the Children’s Air Ambulance is a really good cause to fight for.

"For us it’s about bringing in people who can all help each other and taking the charity into a different industry.

"It’s quite unusual for a team to be allied to a charity in this way but it seems like a great fit."

Emma Jones, national partnership manager for the Children’s Air Ambulance, added "This exciting new partnership will raise our profile and enable us to reach a new audience.

"There’s a definite synergy between us and Agouti in that we’re both about getting to the finish line as safely and as quickly as possible."