A SCHOOLGIRL from Great Sankey has been crowned a motorsport champion in a 2022 racing series.

Daniella Sutton raced to victory in this year's TKZ championship, clinching the top spot by just six points in a nail-biting final race.

TKZ - Total Karting Zero - is a racing championship that is centred on electric vehicles, with each driver taking the wheel behind an electric kart.

Warrington Guardian: Daniella won the 2022 championship by six pointsDaniella won the 2022 championship by six points (Image: Daniella Sutton)

The strapline of the racing series is 'Faster, fairer, cheaper, cleaner,' and it hopes to provide an alternative to the petrol-fuelled karting seen across the country.

Daniella has been racing since she was just six years old, but the St Gregory's High School pupil only took the plunge into outdoor racing in 2021.

The TKZ championship is spearheaded by an ex-Formula 1 engineer, Rob Smedley, and the karts are charged up with generators run on biofuel.

Warrington Guardian: This is Daniella's first big winThis is Daniella's first big win (Image: Daniella Sutton)

Drivers pay a set fee per racing weekend, too, which allows the series to be more financially accessible for competitors.

Daniella was crowned champion on Sunday, October 9, following a series of races that saw the 14-year-old compete across Cumbria, Scotland, Ellesmere Port, and the final at Fulbeck.

Rachel Sutton, Daniella's step-mum, said: "Daniella was ecstatic, with this being her first championship win, hopefully many more will follow.

"She hopes to have a career in motorsport and dreams of Formula 1. 

"Daniella is a member of the British Women Racing Drivers Club and is proud to advocate women racing drivers."

Warrington Guardian: Daniella was crowned last weekendDaniella was crowned last weekend (Image: Daniella Sutton)

The Warrington schoolgirl said she wanted to thank the whole TKZ team, as well as her family for their hard work - as well as her sponsors and partners, who are helping her to achieve her dreams.