A TEENAGE racing driver with a need for speed is to make his big debut this weekend.

Haydn Chance, 16, who attends Worcester Sixth Form College is to take part in the Radical Cup UK this weekend, the youngest driver in the competition.

After a career in karting, Chance is moving into a 232hp precision racing car adorned with carbon fibre.

There are six races throughout the year before the World Finals in November.

His first race is at the internationally renowned Donington Park National Circuit where he will be competing against highly experienced drivers.

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Following testing, Haydn was not far off the leaders of the pack.

Business owner and proud dad Chris Chance said: “It’s hard for me to stay objective but I keep looking at the numbers and he could be in with a chance of poll position towards the end of the season.”

Haydn is born and bred in Worcestershire and is keen to garner sponsorship from local brands and businesses to maintain his connection with the area.