Zane Maloney Kart Racing
Age: 17 (end of 2019)
Zane Maloney started competing in go-karting in Barbados at the age of 4 years old and has won multiple Barbados Karting Association championships since then.
Zane had his first taste of racing outside of Barbados at a regional event in Jamaica, shortly followed by his first international race meet in Daytona, Florida.
In July 2015, at 11 years of age, Zane Maloney was able to have the opportunity to test his skills against some U.K. drivers in the Birel Easy Kart series at a track called Glan-Y-Gors in Wales. He was able to take his first international race weekend victory.
A few months following this trip to the U.K., Zane took a trip to Florida and was able to connect with a team called KartSport North America, and raced in the ProSwift, MiniSwift, and Yamaha Sportsman categories with them for a full season.
Zane was able to win the first race meet of the 2016 season at the GoPro Motorplex. Having experienced many highs and lows throughout the season, he also included many wins and places consistently within the top 10.
The 2017 season saw Maloney competing in the European circuit after some successful testing stints with Ricky Flynn Motorsport, a top team on the CIK FIA world karting stage.
Zane raced in the Junior category (OKJ) for the entire 2017 season, having competed in countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, and the U.K.
Although the level of competition had drastically increased, Zane was able to adapt through hard work and dedication to learning the racecraft.
Throughout the season, he gradually pulled in better results, and by the time the World Championships came around, he was consistently within the top 10.
At the World Championships in England, he was able to place in his heats in 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and led the Final for a portion of the race, before I was smashed off and dropped back to 13th.
Maloney was able to drive back up to 5th and placed 5th overall in the World Championships, which was a great result considering being back in 12th position.
Finishing the 2017 season, Zane Maloney returned to Daytona for the WKA Manufacturers Cup, where he was able to be crowned the event champion.
In 2018 Zane graduated to the OK Senior category and started the season with the same momentum he ended 2017. Zane won the first round of the WSK Super Masters Series in La Conca, Italy, taking the biggest win of his Karting career thus far.
The season continued with a variety of excellent results, bringing in podiums and top 5 finishes almost every race.
- WSK Super Masters Series – 5th
- OK European Championships – 4th
- X30 Senior SKUSA Super Nationals – 2nd
- German Kart Championship – 3rd
- WSK Champions Cup – 3rd
- WKA Manufacturers Cup – 1st
A move to single-seater cars seemed imminent, and though this 2019 season has had its ups and downs, I’m currently leading the British F4 Championship going into the last six races.
- Rookie Cup Champion with seven races to spare
- 24 races entered
- Eight wins
- 12 podiums
- Six pole positions
- 4 fastest laps
- 17 rookie wins
- Seven wins in a row – Breaking the previous record of 4
- Won all three races in a weekend, being 1 of only two persons to do so in the championship’s history
By: Brett Callaghan
Last Updated: December 13th, 2019
Publisher: Totally Barbados