Kieran Long has only been in the motorsports industry for one year, considered a late comer at the age of 15.
However, with determination and setbacks stemming from lack of funding in an extremely expensive sport, being overweight at the start and having to juggle the sport with school it is almost hard to believe that he is competing on the same track at international level with those who have been racing for over 6 years.
The young boy whose mother is a well-known community leader and TV presenter Dr. Pauline Long said he is so committed to the sport that he had to work extra hard to shed off 15kg in weight as a result of being turned down by various teams.
Kieran was pleased as the news of his international place at CIK-FIA World Championship finals came in, however, he narrowly missed the chance as his medical examination detected a critical heart condition. With a second and more thorough scan, he was cleared to get his international license to race at the world finals.
His mother, Dr. Pauline Long shared a post about Kieran on Facebook with several well-wishers sending messages of hope to Kieran:
Sonia Moods: “More Love & Blessings Kieran, May the Ancestors continue to watch over and guide you thru to where you wish to be♡Good Luck Young Star☆☆☆”.
Ronnie Jacobs: ‘A living testimony of a dream chaser. The world said he couldn’t but he said I CAN through Christ. I love his spirit and determination. He will do well sister, either in this race or the next he is destined to succeed. He already has the spirit of not giving up. I celebrate you #Kieranlong’
Edith Solomon Ogundu: “Wishing your son all the best in the race and thanking God for his good health. May God continue to guard and guide him always”.
Comfort Momoh “My dearest Kieran, the battle is won, the Lord is in control and he will perfect you race. All is possible through God”.
Richard Raphael: “A discovery of vision and its pursuit is the gateway to the actualisation of our glorious destiny in life and inChristt.l love the spirit.Isaiah 48:17.God bless u IJMN.
Kafy Shiyne May God continue to bless you super star. Keep rising.
“He is a superstar, he is a star. He inspires all of us. He knows the sacrifices that the family make for him, he doesn’t want to let anyone down. So I’m not surprised at his fast progress. He is inspired by Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton.” Pauline Long added.
Kieran Long is currently preparing to enter Formula 4. He continues to aim for the top rank of Formula 1 race.
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