JONNY KANE

Date of Birth

14 May 1973

Birthplace

Comber, Northern Ireland

Marital Status

Married to Lesley-Ann

Lives

London, England

 

Family His wife is a teacher. His parents (retired) owned a car dealership - his father, who raced MGs and Minis, sold Rovers and MGs for over 35 years. His older brother used to race but now works in the furniture business

First drove a car

Aged 9, a mini

First drove in competition

Aged 14, karting

First racing machine

1987, Chariot kart

First victory

1988, Kirkistown Kart Race

Hobbies / interests

Running, reading, films

Favourite food

Chinese

Favourite drink

Milk

Height

5 6", 168cm

Weight

140lbs, 64kgs

Career Highlights

A young driver with tremendous potential. He has swept the board of virtually every championship in every formula that he has entered and, in 1999, switched to the US where, competing in the Indy Lights Championship, he secured the title of Rookie of the Year.

2000

Dayton Indy Lights (pre-season favourite)

1999

PPG-Dayton Indy Lights (Rookie of the Year)

1997

British Formula Three (champion)

1996

British Formula Three (champion)

1995

B.R.D.C. McLaren Autosport Young Drivers Award

 

Tested for the McLaren F1 team

 

British Formula Vauxhall (champion)

1994

Formula Vauxhall Winter Series (champion)

 

European Formula Ford (champion)

1992

Irish Senior Formula Ford (champion)

1991

Irish Junior Formula Ford (champion)

1990

Irish 100 National Karting (champion)