Lucas John Orrock
Date of Birth
24th June 1990
Where do you live?
Where can we find you on Social Media?
Twitter @OrrockL | Instagram @LucasOrrockRacing | Facebook Lucas Orrock Racing
When did you start racing and why?
I began kart racing in 2006. My Dad took me to watch local man Rob Huff at a round of the BTCC at Donington when I was 14. I took one look and knew that is what I wanted to do. My Dad was less keen at first, he worked long hours and so wasn’t thrilled by the thought of spending his weekends fixing broken karts.
However, I had already decided I was going to happen, I began working weekends and holidays washing cars and doing garden chores etc and saved up £500 towards my first racing kart. My dad saw my enthusiasm and dedication for the sport and changed his mind, deciding to get involved. Without me knowing he purchased a 2nd hand “Trulli” Kart for Christmas 2005. As I gazed in awe of this kart on Christmas Day he told me we were going to be doing this as a team - I was the driver, he was the mechanic and we wouldn’t stop until we had won something.
Well, 12 years later with plenty of championships and wins under our belt and we are well on our way towards fulfilling my dream of being on the BTCC grid.
What is your racing experience so far?
2006-2007 - Club Kart Racing - Winning my first club race in late 2007.
2008-2012 - Super one British Karting Championships - 3x “Back to Back” British Champion, 0 plate champion, 2x Kartmasters Champion in Rotax 177.
2011-2013 - EuroMax DD2 European karting championships - 8 Total podiums
2013 - KZ2 MSA British Championships 6x Race Winner, Vice Champion.
2014-2015 - VW Cup - 2x Vice Champion, Race winner, 13 podiums.
2016 - Seat Leon Eurocup - Podium at Mugello.
Tell us about your successes in racing so far
I am very proud of all my British Karting Titles, as Senna himself said “Karting is the purest form of motorsport”.
I am also very proud of being the first ever rookie to finish in the top 3 of the VW cup, in fact, I very narrowly missed out on clinching the title in my first year, winning at Spa-Francorchamps was also an amazing feeling.
Last year (2016) was a challenging year, we had a lot of trouble at the start of the year with a team and I found myself not enjoying the sport and questioning my ability. However we persevered, found a new team and got on the podium at Mugello, that was one of the best feelings I have had in a while, simple because of the struggle we endured to make it there.
What are your hopes for the 2017 season?
To win the Clio Cup and progress in every aspect.
What attracted you to JamSport, and what do you look forward to in terms of racing with us?
The attraction to JamSport was simple. They are proven championship winners, I have a tremendous respect for winners
The Team also has a “family feel” which also attracted me, I hope to become a part of this family over the course of 2017 and I hope we can share many memorable moments along the way.
What are you future ambitions?
As I eluded to earlier I would love to be on the BTCC grid in a competitive car. The commentator who spoke during my first karting championship winning season highlighted me as a “Future Touring Car Champion”. I hope to prove him right.