Cebu Pride Go FIA has made history in PH motorsport with a podium finish

William John Riley drives to achieve bigger things in go karting.  -FIA Karting Academy.

William John Riley drives to achieve bigger things in go karting. -FIA Karting Academy

William John Riley Go knows that one big win deserves another. So like the greats of any sport, young Carter understands that winning a big international competition is a gateway to big things.

“Even though my performance in this race was great, it was never a guarantee [that I will] Be the winner in the next race, ”Go Cebu told the Daily News. “[T]There are a lot of talented drivers in karting here and I know I still have a lot to prove. ”

Cebuano, 14, recently made history in motorsports in the Philippines at the 2022 FIA Karting Academy Trophy in Zenke, Belgium.

He is second only to Arthur Dorison of France in second place with Guillaume Bujar of Luxembourg.

“Everything is still uncertain, but one thing is for sure, I will make sure to be dedicated and work hard at everything I do,” said Go, who looks forward to representing the Philippines in Europe for the rest of the year. .

Racing at the FIA ​​Karting Academy is one of the pinnacles of motorsport. Formula 1 drivers such as Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Esteban Oakon are former academics.

And Go is the first Filipino in history to set foot on the academy podium, finishing better than anyone but one of 50 racers from different countries.

“Before this academy race, I also took exams and competed in different races where sometimes the result was not the best. However, that’s where I learned the most and I applied them to win my P2, ”he said.

Go predicted his finish by finishing third in the heat of the qualifiers. Starting second in the grid, Go skillfully navigated the course on its way to the silver finish.

And he understands the significance of his moment in the sun.

“Participating in the FIA ​​karting academy was already a dream because it is considered the Olympics of motorsport,” Go said.

“Being selected to represent the country in the most important championships and competing with more than 50 nationalities was a surreal experience. I can proudly say that I am dedicating this nation to the Philippines. “

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