Hi there! My name is Riley Mason-Lewis and I am a kart racer in the UK. This is my introduction website which hopefully has all the information you might need about me. I am based in London and can often be found over at Rye House Kart Raceway, either testing or racing! Please take a look around and get in touch if you want any more information.
- 2023 Red Lodge Karting Club 2000 Round 8
- 2023 BMKR Championship Round 3
- 2023 Red Lodge Karting Club 2000 Round 7
My Journey to Motorsport
Ever since I was a toddler, I have been interested in cars and motorsport, finding a love for single seater racing such as Formula 1. I am a fan of Lando Norris and McLaren, Sir Lewis Hamilton and AMG Mercedes, and Mick Schumacher in particular. Feeding on this interest, my dad took me to Rye House Kart Raceway where I did some sessions on the junior track with the electric karts.
From here I progressed in to the Bambino kart remaining on the junior track. As I grew older, I progressed on to the main track in the junior karts, and in 2021 I took part in the Rookie Cup, a hire kart championship at Rye House.
During 2021, we purchased our first kart, a 2012 Project One Honda Cadet. This allowed me to take part in test days and practice more. Rye House host an Independent Kart Racing (IKR) championship and I wanted to take part. Given how competitive the Honda Cadet grid is, my dad set me a target lap time of 44 seconds. This would ensure that I was not so slow to be unsafe. The video below shows my progress.
I worked hard and managed to hit the 44 second lap time. This meant that I had earned an entry in to the 2022 IKR Championship. I didn’t stop there though and continued working hard to improve my lap times. You can see in the video the improvement to my driving over the year.
At the end of the year, we purchased a new engine and then just before the season started we got a newer 2016 Project One chassis. My lap times have improved drastically and I am now within 1 second of the leaders and working hard to get closer. We have since had our engine rebuilt by GX Tuning Store and it has made a big difference.
We appreciate any assistance with keeping the karting journey going, if you are able to help please get in touch.