Filipino-British karter shines in Singapore tilt

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Alex Brown, an 11-year old Filipino-British karter based in Singapore shined in the Singapore Karting Championship organized and promoted by the Singapore Motor Sports Association. With a wide gap between him and his competitors, Brown’s Cadet

Filipino-British karter Alex Brown, 11, raises his arms in triumph after a race. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipino-British karter Alex Brown, 11, raises his arms in triumph after
a race. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

championship title was sealed even before the last race of the final fifth round.

Brown, who is also the 2013 defending champion said: “It’s been a hard year with very strong competition but this is what makes racing enjoyable for me. And this is what makes winning the title for two years even more awesome.” Besides winning the title, Brown holds the official best lap time of the season.

He participated in the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge series in Malaysia attended by racers from all over Asia and finished 8th out of more than 30 racers in his rookie year. Brown intends to participate and win the title in the same series in 2015. He is also intending to join the World Karting Series in Italy and make an impressive debut in the world stage.


Brown was born in Singapore but maintains close ties with his relatives in the Philippines. His mother, Tessa Dimaano Brown, moved to Hong Kong for work after finishing her graduate studies. She then decided to settle in Singapore in 2000 to start up her own market research company.  Brown’s father is a British national working in the banking industry in Singapore. Brown dedicates his win to his lola Ramona and hopes to become the first Filipino F1 driver.

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