DEAF go-kart racer Caleb McDuff is set to begin his campaign in the prestigious Super One Kart Championship this month.

The 10-year-old from Pontypool joined forces with Luke Hines and his AllStars Racing Team earlier this year and has since entered 13 races in order to meet the tough driving standard requirements to compete in Super One.

McDuff has been travelling to tracks all over the UK to compete against the fastest 8 to 13-year-olds in the country and on some weekends has shown total determination by competing at one race on a Saturday then travelling to a different track to compete on the Sunday.

The determined youngster suffered chronic ear infections as a toddler, leaving him profoundly deaf by the age of two, losing 90 per cent of his hearing.

He now uses cochlear implants to give him a simulated sense of sound but cannot wear the over-ear processors with his crash helmet on, so races in complete silence.

Though no stranger to the world of karting, having competed since 2014 in the MSA Bambino Kart Championship for drivers aged six to eight, McDuff last year moved up to Honda Cadet class with much more powerful engines, and has had to adapt to the different driving style required.

Hines is a veteran to the kart racing and wider motorsport world. He has established the multiple race winning AllStars Racing Team to pass on his years of knowledge and experience to promising youngsters.

While working hard on track, McDuff has also picked up sponsorship along the way. House builder Taylor Wimpey have again renewed their commitment to his racing progress, and recently haulier Stuart Durrant Transport and Electric Vehicle Specialist FASCAR-EV began providing ongoing support to help Caleb pursue his racing ambitions.

Caleb will be competing at Whilton Mill Race Circuit in Daventry at the end of the month in the next round of the Super One Championship.