Norris announces launch of his own karting team

Henry Valantine
Lando Norris arrives for the Hungarian Grand Prix. July, 2021.

Lando Norris arrives ahead of the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, July, 2021.

Lando Norris has announced that he has collaborated with the OTK Kart Group to launch his own karting team, named LN Racing Kart.

Norris became the youngest ever World Karting Champion when he won the title in 2014, ahead of now-Haas driver Nikita Mazepin and Jehan Daruvala, now a Red Bull junior driver.

The McLaren driver said he has been working on the launch of LN Racing Kart for the past year, and teased the announcement on Tuesday as he looks to offer opportunities to the next generation of drivers.

He wrote on Twitter upon the announcement: “Karting is where it all started for me, I won my first world championship on OTK’s FA Racing Kart and I can’t wait for the day when someone wins their first championship on the LN Racing Kart.

“Bring on the future talent! Let’s do this @LNRacingKart, OTK & RFM.”

Norris has joined Fernando Alonso in launching his own karting operation, with the two-time World Champion having opened up a circuit in his native Asturias in Spain.