Ever since his first introduction to karting, Bloemfontein's young racing hero Stuart White was a natural behind the wheel. Racing is clearly in his blood, with dad David White well known in South African racing circles and his sister Andrea a keen kart racer.

Stuart started karting in 2006 and something just clicked as he went on to win the 2013 South African Mini Rok karting championship award and placed 5th in the Autumn Cup MiniRok Trophy in Lonato, Italy later that year.

The following year Stuart took a double primary school title to earn Junior Protea South African Colours by his Maxterino and Mini Rok titles. He placed 18th overall in the Vortex Rok World Final before the 14-year-old added his third South African title to his CV with the 2014 Junior ROK Championship before representing South Africa in the prestigious CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy against the world’s best drivers in his age group across Europe in 2015.

Stuart spent the first half of 2016 preparing for his step up to the main circuit racing in the Rotax DD2 shifter kart class before making his main circuit debut at Red Star in Formula 4 August. White had a busy second half of the 2016 race season as he dovetailed karting commitments with Formula Ford, ending third in the Junior Rok world kart finals in Italy, scoring podiums in Formula Ford and even claiming pole position for the Bulawayo 3-hour in December.

Dubbed ‘Baby Vettel’, Stewie is cutting a similar path for himself, having started out competing in karts before a career in single seaters where Stuart White now plans to emulate his race hero.

Stuart White Racing Achievements

2016 - 3rd Junior Rok World Finals

Rotax Max DD2 SA Championship

Main circuit debut in Formula Ford

Pole position in Bulawayo 3-Hour driving a Shelby VSP

2015 South African Junior Rok Champion

2nd in 2015 Junior Rok World Finals, Lonato Italy, fastest lap

4th in 2015 Junior Rok Autumn Cup, Lonato Italy

6th at 2015 X30 Junior European Championship, Catelletto Italy

7th in 2015 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, top rookie 

Fastest lap in Zuera & Genk 2015 Academy Trophy Pre Finals,

Fastest Lap in Le Mans 2015 Academy Trophy Finals

3rd in 2014 South African Junior Rok Championship

5th in 2014 South African Junior Max Championship

2nd in 2014 Northern Regions Junior Max Championship

Raced 2014 X30 Junior Championship, Belgium.

Raced 2014 X30 Junior World Finals, Le Mans France.

18th in 2014 Junior Rok World Finals, Lonato Italy 

Awarded South African Junior Protea Colours 

Free State Sport Media 2014 Junior Sport Star of the Year

2013 South Mini Rok African Mini Rok 60cc karting Champion

2013 South African Maxterino 60cc karting Champion

2nd in 2013 Northern Regions Mini Rok 60cc karting Championship

2x Junior Driver of the Day Award in 2013 Regional karting

2013 Iain Pepper Trophy for Most Improved Junior Driver

5th in 2013 Mini Rok Autumn Cup Trophy, Lonato Italy

8th in 2013 Mini Rok World Finals, Lonato Italy 

Free State Sport Media 2013 Junior Sport Star of the Year

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