CIRENCESTER’S Louis Wall heads to Silverstone this weekend for the latest round of the British Superkart 250cc championship in a hopeful frame of mind after having to deal with frustrating technical problems.

The 25-year-old failed to finish a race in the last round at Oulton Park because of electrical issues, snapped wires and battery failure.

But Wall, who has finished second in the championship for the last two years, is hopeful that many hours spent in the garage will pay off when he returns to one of his favourite tracks.

He said: “We’re really hopeful that we have sorted out our problems and I can start to make some progress. It’s been very frustrating up to now, but this is racing and it comes with the territory.

“I’m really looking forward to being back at Silverstone. It features some of the Formula One circuit so it’s very challenging but fast and flowing with lots of heavy braking zones which I enjoy.”

Wall, who is sponsored by KwikFit’s Cirencester branch, the Mansell Collection and the UK Youth charity, now wants to make his mark in practice and make a strong start in qualifying as he bids to make up lost ground.

He added: “There’s still a long way to go and time for me to make an impression.”