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Dominic, 12, is a world champ!

ELLESMERE Port has its own world champion - and he's 12!

ELLESMERE Port has its own world champion - and he's 12!

Dominic Carter, of Great Sutton, won the HPI Challenge World Championships for remote control cars in the south of France.

Taking part in the Super Nitro class, Dominic's one-tenth size Toyota GTI Le Mans reached speeds of up to 60mph.

His win was particularly pleasing as it came after he crashed out of the European Championships following a collision with UK team-mate Fraser Lowe.

But despite finishing runner-up in the Euro event, Ellesmere Port Catholic High School pupil Dominic still qualified for the world finals and beat adult opponents from Hungary, Russia, France, Spain, Italy, USA and Switzerland.

Proud dad Derek said: 'Dominic had to race through a series of four qualifying rounds before embarking on a 30-minute race in the final. You can't win the same title twice so he'll be taking part in another category next season.

'We're hoping he makes his mark in one of the open competitions next year so we can find out exactly where he stands.'

Dominic has been racing for four years and Derek reckons he gets his hand-eye co-ordination skills from playing video games.

After starting out on the Civic Hall car park, Dominic progressed to North Wales competitions before moving up to national tournaments.

But success has its price ­- Derek has to shell out between £3-5,000 a year on the costs of Dominic's travels around the country.


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