Pooley chases motorsport glory
6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014
He is Hampshire’s rising motorsport star who is on the fast-track to becoming the next Jensen Button or Lewis Hamilton. Sam Pooley from Winchester is on the verge of breaking into the go-karting big time at just 13-years-old, after being selected to join a brand new driving academy that could be his ticket to some of the most prestigious tracks on the planet. Accelerate Driver Development (ADD) launched an initiative that takes the brightest talent in auto-sport and puts them through specialist training; Pooley is the youngest of four to be selected for the programme after impressing scouts. The youngster is already being given lessons in nutrition, dealing with the media and sports psychology, while he’ll also go through intense fitness programmes and simulator and driver tuition.