It’s very common that passion for racing stems from the family, and Jonny Edgar is no exception. On a kart since he was three years old, now he is ready to dispute one of the most important karting competition in the world.
Tell us something about you: when did you start racing in karting? Where does this passion come from?
I first went in a Bambino kart at the age of 3 and my first competitive Cadet race was 6 days after my 8th birthday. I absolutely love racing; karting has been in my family for four generations so it was inevitable that I followed in their footsteps!
Second place in Mini MAX in the British championship in the first year with Rotax. How did you feel racing with Rotax?
I really enjoyed it as it was a very competitive championship. Obviously it would have been nice to win but I was still very happy with 2nd overall, especially as I was one of the youngest drivers in the class.
You also raced in the United States, how different is racing there? What does it change from European motorsport?
I love America, the people, the food and the racing are really good. It's not a lot different to European racing really.
How are you getting ready for this event?
I've done my usual fitness training to prepare. This event uses a 950 kart so I will have to wait and see, as it's quite a lot different to the full size kart I've been using in the UK, but I think I should be fine and adapt OK..
In your opinion who are the most tough rivals you will meet in Sarno?
I don't really know many of them but, as the drivers have had to earn their ticket here, I am sure there will be a lot of fast drivers and the class will be very competitive.
What do you expect from this experience?
I hope I can learn from it, really enjoy it and maybe even win it!
Which are your plans for the next season?
I would really love to compete in the European OKJ class but we will have to wait and see what opportunities come my way.