There is just one week to go until Callum Bradshaw will officially kick off his 2020 season with the IAME Winter Cup. It was recently announced that Callum will continue to race with Fusion Motorsport in 2020 and increase his calendar to add the British Kart Championship and Ultimate Karting Championships to a return to the IAME X30 Euro Series.
In this preview, we will break down what lays ahead for Callum in what is set to be an exciting and busy 2020 season!
IAME X30 Euro Series
After falling just short on picking up the title in 2020, Callum will be looking for no less than a championship win in the X30 Euro Series this season. His campaign last year got off to a perfect start with a win at Mariembourg and he arrived at round three with a chance to wrap up the title before the tide quickly began to go against him.
Doing just five races throughout the year Callum was always going to be up against it and with much more seat time lined up for 2020 he will no doubt be one of the favourites for the win. The Winter Cup next weekend will act as a good shakedown for the main series and will also be a dress rehearsal for the season finale in August which will also be staged in Valencia.
It will also give Callum a chance to get up to speed at a circuit he has never visited before. As for the rest of the calendar they are all circuits Callum has had success on in the past in Mariembourg, Castelletto and Essay. However, despite Callum’s past success the grids are expected to be tougher than ever with old faces returning, new drivers arriving and fast Juniors graduating. With over 80 drivers entered into the Winter Cup it will be a good chance for Callum to map out just exactly how tough the season is going to be.
British Kart Championships
Callum will make his return to the British Championships in 2020 for the first time since 2016. Callum’s experience in the championship will be a lot less than people would expect given his success in the sport over the last few years. Back in 2016 Callum raced in the OK Junior class, something that had just been introduced to Karting at the time which was ran over just a handful of weekends.
With all of that in mind it would be fair to say this will be Callum’s first attempt at a serious challenge to become British Champion. As a three time LGM Series Vice Champion, Callum has the experience to take the fight to his countrymen on home soil. This year the championship will run over six weekends visiting PFI, Kimbolton, GYG, Larkhall, Rowrah and Mansell Raceway.
Although Fusion have a number of titles to their name, Senior X30 is one class they have yet to race in when it comes to the British Championship. For Callum, he will be hoping to make a good entrance for team and maybe even add to their vast number of titles.
Ultimate Karting Championships
In its first year as a championship it’s hard to know what to expect in the Ultimate Karting Championships, but it’s gathered quite a bit of momentum over the last few weeks. Callum will race in the Senior X30 class as ever, but with entries yet to be revealed there’s no knowing just how big and competitive the grids will be.
What we do know is it will run a similar format to LGM with random grids in the heats before a Pre-Final and ‘Super Final’. On the calendar is GYG, Shenington, Rowrah, Larkhall, Whilton Mill, Llandow and Fulbeck. The coverage and prizes are one of the things that have had most people talking about the series making it a good opportunity for Callum.
It’s set to be a great year of racing and the extended calendar should certainly help Callum’s chances in taking wins and titles across all three series.