In January 2010 passed his ARKS test which allowed him to begin racing soon after his 8th birthday. During April and May William won all his novice races and gained his full racing licence. His first meeting on yellow plates ended in the 2nd heat when he was injured by another kart and had to retire. His first full race meeting was at Rissington Kart Club a week later where he finished 7th in the A-Final and set a new lap record in heat 3.
William wanted to hone his racing skills at National level in 2011 and subsequently entered the highly competitive FKS MSA British Cadet Championship. The season began very well at Rowrah round 1 and 2 where William qualified 4th overall, just 13 days after his 9th birthday. His first season at National level was tough for an inexperienced 9 year old and his mechanic (dad). William finished 31st overall in the FKS Championship out of 50 + competitors. However, he gained experience at top national level and honed his driving skills. He did however achieve several podiums, heat wins and fastest laps at club level.
2012 – Eclipse Motorsport
After the difficulties encountered in 2011, William joined Eclipse Motorsport run by James Bean, for the 2012 FKS British Cadet Championship and Super One National Championship. The season proved more successful; being part of a professional team confirmed our equipment (engines) were not quite up to National racing level. However, William managed pole positions, fastest laps and podiums at National level. He finished the year a National seeded driver with 15th position in the FKS British Championship and 12th position in the Super One National Championship.
2013 – Fusion Motorsport
A move to Fusion Motorsport was decided for the 2013 season and William was entered in the MSA British IAME Cadet Kart Championship, the Comer Cadet Super One National Championship and the LGM National Championship; it was going to be a busy year. Under the guidance of Dan Hazlewood and Neil Doran, William soon flourished as a driver with A Final victories in several club races leading up to the National Championships. In the MSA British Championship William had a very strong year and managed victories in 3 finals and was looking for a top 3 finish in the Championship. Unfortunately in Final 1 at the last round and in 3rd place, William thought the race had finished and pulled into parc ferme, only to find there was still a lap to go. Starting at the back for Final 2 saw a DNF at the first corner and his chance of 3rd place had gone. His final result was 7th in the Championship, however this did not truly reflect his pace and race craft. In Super One Comer William again had a very strong year with several podiums and a Final 2 win. He finished 5th in the Super One Championship. In the LGM Series William was again very strong, with two A Final victories and several other podium finishes. This resulted in 3rd place overall in the LGM Championship. William also entered the MSA British Kart Grand Prix at PFI where he finished in 3rd place. Although William was still several months short of his 12th birthday, he wanted to move up to the Minimax Junior class for 2014, so 2013 saw the end of his cadet racing.
2014 – Tooley Motorsport
William’s pace in Minimax was there from day 1, but 2014 was very difficult due to a very small racing budget that only enabled him to compete in 14 races during 2014. The highlight was his 2nd place in the ABkC British Open at Rowrah, although he did achieve pole positions, fastest laps and several top 6 finishes during the year. William finished 13th position in the Super One National Championship.
2015 – Tooley Motorsport
William’s second year with Tooley proved to be more successful, although his racing budget and the goodwill of the team still only allowed him to enter 17 races. Of his 7 shakedown races in preparation for the Super One events, William won 6 and was 2nd in the other. The highlight was the ABkC British Open at Rowrah where Will dominated from the front, winning the race comfortably. Super One had its ups and downs; William never had the luxury of testing on new tyres prior to qualifying and racing, so was always at a slight disadvantage. He also had his win at Glan y Gors taken away for an alleged jump start, after totally dominating the event. However, strong overall performances during the year saw him achieve 4th position in the Super One National Championship. The team also entered William for the British Kart Grand Prix in Junior X30. After completing only 1 test day William qualified on pole position in a field of 47 drivers. Unfortunately he DNF’d in the final at the first corner when someone drove across the rear of his kart. For 2016 William will be moving to the Junior Max class.
2016 – Tooley Motorsport
After not driving since his last Super One event in 2015 due to lack of funds, and only having 1 test day, William managed 2nd place in his very first Junior Max race at PFI at the end of January.