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Upcoming workshop: Matty Street and Sandro Ballesteros talk All things Autism and living the dream with Team Karting

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This amazing workshop will be taking place on Thursday 3rd March at 7pm: click here to register!

Please see details below for Sandro Ballesteros and our Ambassador Matty Street.

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Matty and Sandro workshop
Sandro, from Rochdale, was diagnosed with Autism aged 3. He has been racing karts since he was 5, winning his first championship at the age of 7 with a clean sweep of podium finishes. Various trophies in Honda cadets, including three podiums and a win at the prestigious PFi in 200cc extreme class.

In juniors he has raced in Prokart (vice champion in winter series), and also Rotax, sometimes racing both classes on the same day. He recently achieved the first UK podium for an X-kart on only his third time in the kart.

Autism hero award winner, helping others get started in motorsport through his Able Racing project, and sharing his experiences with his Autism presentations in schools. He also races on the TeamBrit Racing with Autism kart endurance team and eTeamBRIT on the simulator.

​His motto… #unleashwhatyouCANdo

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Matty and Sandro workshop
Matty Street is the CEO of TeamKarting.co.uk The UK’s highest rated indoor karting track based in Greater Manchester. In 2017 TeamKarting were nominated for an Autism Hero Award for being a leading business being inclusive and Autism Friendly.

Matty has a huge passion for motorsport and have competed from the age of 12. In school Matty was diagnosed with dyslexia / dyspraxia and Asperger’s and finding school very difficult.

Matty was considered a lost cause and stereotyped as a failure. His love for Motorsport helped deal with all these labels and negative expectations and achieve academic success and now success in business. Click here for details.

Matty said “Working with the AKO team as an Ambassador Matty along with TeamKarting will host a number of events promoting autism awareness”.


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