Brit teenager makes Le Mans history

David Hobbs

Just after 7.30pm on Saturday evening Nigel Moore drove into the pits after completing his first run in the Le Mans 24 Hours, making history in the process.

The 17-year-old, who is racing for Team LNT in a Ginetta Zytek, became the youngest British driver to compete at Le Mans and marked the latest stage in a remarkably meteoric rise in motorsport.

Three years ago Moore was racing in karts before winning a British Racing Drivers Club scholarship to compete in the Ginetta GT Junior series, which he won. He followed this with the Ginetta G50 Cup in 2008, winning 14 of the 20 races and also broke into the British GT4 Championships. Not bad work for someone born in 1992.