Alex Walker has been forced to call a premature end to his racing career, the 2011 InterSteps Vice-Champion unable to raise the budget required to continue.
16 year old Walker enjoyed a great maiden car racing season in 2010, taking thirteen podiums, including three wins, on his way to second in InterSteps, while also enjoying a two-weekend spell in the Formula Renault UK Championship, taking a best result of sixth at Rockingham.
Walker said: “I’m obviously very disappointed not to be able to continue racing, especially after such a successful season, and this isn’t a decision that has been taken lightly. After careful consideration and having explored other avenues we have been unable to find a suitable budget that would allow me to continue my development and be competitive next season.
“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in 2011, especially my manager Harry Soden, Richard Dutton and everyone at Fortec Motorsport, and my sponsors Alpine Properties, Roger Hannah Property Management, Thompson Jones Chartered Accountants, Reich Insurance and Howarth Bros.
“It’s a great shame we’ve been left unable to continue our winning formula but it’s been a pleasure and thoroughly enjoyable to have had the opportunity to have worked with the people I have this season.”