The Ultimate karting championship past and current drivers who have advanced to excel at all levels of motorsport.
Find out more about our champions below:
Daniel was born in the United Kingdom in 2006 and was signed to the Mercedes F1 Team’s junior programme ahead of the 2022 season.
Since 2016, he has been working his way up the karting ladder and started competing at a national level in 2018, where he was vice British champion in the Honda Cadet class.
2021 was a breakthrough season for Daniel, winning the the Ultimate Karting Championship in Rotax Junior. He also won the British championship in Rotax junior and X30 Junior classes.
Daniel moved into single seaters with Argenti in the British F4 series and after a successful maiden season has been approached by multiple teams ahead of the 2023 season.
After winning the 2020 Ultimate karting championship, the series entered Nathan into the Iame I games held at Portimao in Portugal.
This was to be Nathan’s first international race and unknown to anyone at the time, the start of a very successful International career.
After finishing 3rd in the final, Nathan was spotted and picked up by the Sodi factory team.
Since then Nathan’s victory’s around the world securing the champions of the future title and 3rd in the FIA OKJ series has been defined as historic by many. Nathan Tye Jnr turned the spotlight not only on himself but also on the French team, long-awaited in the Junior and Senior classes.
Since the beginning of this year, Sodikart has been able to count on Tye to navigate in the front positions, happily so, thanks to results. Between WSK, COTF, and, above all, FIA Karting, Nathan has made sure that he can be present in the situations that count.
“In 2020 UKC was a new championship in the midst of Covid and we decided to sign up very last minute, literally days before it started. It was one of the best decisions we ever made and I went on to win the 2020 championship. Paul Phelan and the UKC team knew i was desperate to race in a European race, so my prize was an entry to the Iame I games. I made the podium on my 1st European race and was scouted by Sodikart, who offered me a trial in Italy. From this I was offered a full factory drive with their French team to compete on the OKJ category in the FIA champions of the future and WSK races. I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity UKC gave me."
Gabriel Stilp, “Stilpy”, was born 20th August 2007 in Northamptonshire to parents Hannah and Daniel and is the youngest of three brothers Jacob and Zachary.
Gabriel spent many years watching both his brothers compete in karting, travelling up and down the UK as well as across Europe, but didn’t himself sit in a kart until aged 10 years old.
His first club race was in 2018 at his local karting club Whilton Mill International Karting Circuit in Northamptonshire where he competed in just 11 Cadet Races before jumping straight into the IAME X30 Mini’s series in 2019 aged 12.
Since 2019 he has raced for the CROC-Promotions UK Karting Team, collecting his first notable title as CHAMPION at the PFI Mini X30 Winter Cup Series, and that’s when the dream started to become a reality, to race the best and climb the leaderboards in whatever class he competes in.
After winning the Ultimate karting championship in 2021, Gabriel has gone on to become double world champion in Junior X30, winning the title in both 2021 and 2022.
After winning the 2020 series in the Junior category, Luke was provided with test day with Junior Ginetta champions R Racing.
After being immediately impressed with Luke’s driving, he was given a development program with the team that would see him take on a years testing before being provided with a race seat the following season.
Now part of the driver line up, Luke is enjoying a great deal if success and learning his craft in car racing, guided by the best in the business - R Racing.
Sean took the title of the Senior Ultimate karting champion in 2021 with support from his team KR-SPORT.
Sean has since focused his efforts on the Rotax European championships and took 1st place in the standings to now be declared the 2022 Rotax European champion.