HARRISON Scott has been invited to join the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Stars programme in only his second year of single-seater motor racing.

The 17 year-old 2013 Formula Ford Scholarship Champion of Great Britain, from Althorne, already has an impressive set of racing results under his belt.

The 2007 Super One British Karting Champion, and World & European number three, maintained a succession of achievements right up until his final year of karting competition in 2012 when he won the Senior Rotax European Winter Cup and took home the third place trophy in the Senior Rotax European Championship.

Harrison entered his inaugural single-seater season in 2013 with Falcon Motorsport and became the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Scholarship Champion and Vice-Champion in the main Championship – all while attending his full-time school education.

He recently attended the BRSCC Awards dinner in Stratford-Upon-Avon to collect his two Championship trophies along with the Joe Tandy Memorial Trophy for Best Rookie Driver.

Scouted from trackside, the BRDC Rising Stars (24 years and under) are described as “the future of the club, today.”

Harrison said: “This was a great honour, to be selected as a BRDC Rising Star member.

“I feel very privileged and proud to be part of such an exclusive club which has seen so many great drivers over the years."

For more on this story see Thursday's Maldon and Burnham Standard