Daniel Clark, winner of the 2017 MSA Superkart Championship, is to make a very welcome return to the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres next month during the huge ‘Convoy in the Park’ event at Donington Park.
Taking place over the weekend 10th/11th August, the huge festival will mark the eagerly awaited resumption of the Legends Cars season as well as a return to action in the category for 35-year-old Clark for the first time since 2006.
Having raced in the National Championship as well as the Scottish Legends between 2003 and 2006, Clark – from Darras Hall in Northumberland – is now back in Legends Cars after well over a decade in Superkart racing.
Ready to dip his toe back in the water at Donington just over a fortnight from now, Clark has also confirmed he will make a full-time return to the spectacular championship for the 2020 season with his self-run Clark Motorsport squad.
Having started out his track career in the MSA British Superkart Championship in 2001, where he was the highest placed Rookie, Clark moved into Legends for the 2003 season before then returning to karting in 2007 in the North East Senior Rotax Max series.
Moving back into the MSA British Superkart Championship in 2009, Clark was a consistent front-runner year on year and after winning the ‘O’ Plate in 2015 and becoming Vice-Champion on a couple of occasions, he achieved his goal of winning the outright title in 2017.
Additionally, the North East racer has been a top four finisher in the CIK-FIA European Championship as well as a top six finisher in the CIK-FIA European Division One Superkart Championship. Last year, Clark was the IRK KZ UK Karting Champion.
Later in the season, Clark’s fiancée Elby Charlton is expected to make her debut in Legends as part of an expanded Clark Motorsport entry. She will bring experience from the Harewood Hill Climb and Short Circuit Gearbox Karting.
“We have entered Donington as a bit of a taster ahead of a full return to Legends next year”, said Clark, “I’m really looking forward to being back in a Legend after moving to Superkarts in 2007, it’s been a while but I’ve always wanted to return to the championship after winning the MSA Superkart title. It looks like the new challenge is finally here!”
Championship owner Phil Cooper added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Daniel back to Legends after such a long time away, and we know he’ll be as competitive as ever after his exploits in Superkarts over the past decade or so. It’s great to see another former Legends driver returning, and underlines the attractiveness of the package we offer – the best racing in the UK bar none!”
Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres Points (after Rd6):
1st John Mickel, 2725pts; 2nd Miles Rudman, 2700pts; 3rd Marcus Pett, 2405pts;
4th Sy Harraway, 2355pts; 5th Sean Smith, 2330pts; 6th Connor Mills, 2325pts