THREE Furness kart racers have been selected to represent Team GB at the Rok Cup Superfinals in Italy later this year.

Kieran Pepper in the Junior category and both Daniel Pepper and Max Davies in the Seniors as they race in karts capable of hitting speeds of over 140kph (87mph) in the correct conditions.

This is the world finals for kart racing and will involve up to as many as 75 drivers per class from up to 25 countries who will all fight for the honour to be crowned Rok World Champion.

Kieran Pepper qualified to represent Great Britain in the Junior category after an excellent season where he finished 4th place in the Super One British Championship, this followed up the third place finish he achieved in 2020.

Kieran previously qualified to represent Team GB in 2020 but was ultimately unable to make the trip. However, he started the British Championship this season as Title favourite in the junior category with him being the highest seeded driver in the class.

He was in contention to win the championship right up to the final round but a break down in the final race proved costly and forced him to settle for fourth in what a very tight and competitive championship was.

Daniel Pepper elder brother of Kieran has also qualified and will be representing Great Britain in the Senior category.

Daniel finished second place in the British Championship this year having returned to Karting following several years retirement from racing.

"As a kid growing up, I always wanted to be a motorbike racer like my dad, so I was a late starter in kart racing," Daniel Pepper said.

"I was 19 when I first jumped in kart and immediately realised, I was more suited to four wheels than two.

"I raced for a few years before life got in the way and I had to take a back step from racing.

"I started racing again this year just for my own enjoyment and had no lofty ambitions, so to finish second in Super One and get the chance to represent Great Britain in Italy against some of the best in the world all feels a bit surreal."

Having been so long out of the sport expectations were low, but a surprise pole position at the opening round set the groundwork to a very strong season which kept him within championship contention until the very end and Daniel will go to Lonato as the highest seeded British driver competing in the senior class.

Motorsports is a family affair for the Peppers' who father John was a British champion six times throughout his career in Motorcycle racing and is still heavily involved in both Kieran and Daniels karting.

Max Davies is the third driver from the local area who will be representing Team GB.

Max finished third place in the British Championship this year narrowly finishing behind Daniel Pepper. This will be the second time Max has represented his country at this event having been the youngest member of Team GB to compete in the senior category last year. Max will again be one of the youngest drivers to compete in the senior class where he will compete against some drivers more than double his age.

The three will be competing in the week-long event at the Lonato raceway that presides just south of the picturesque Lake Garda, which starts on October 11 before the ultimate Grand Final event on October 16 as they fight the best in the world and aim to bring the title back to Britain.