KELTY racer Dean MacDonald is in pole position to take the chequered flag in a global competition with just one round remaining.

The talented former kart star, who in 2019 won the Iame International Final at Le Mans, in France, is leading the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe, powered by AWS, Sprint Cup Pro Am series with experienced Portuguese driver, Miguel Ramos.

Staged over five rounds, with the iconic 24 Hours of Spa, which took place from July 26-31, as its marquee event, the long-distance series consists of 10 rounds, which are split evenly between the Sprint Cup and the Endurance Cup, with an overall title also presented to recognise the most consistent performers across both disciplines.

The Sprint Cup will come to a conclusion in Valencia, Spain, next month and consistent performances have put MacDonald in contention to come out on top.

Over the course of the opening four rounds of the Sprint Cup - at Brands Hatch, Magny-Cours in France, Zandvoort, in the Netherlands, and Misano, in Italy - have left MacDonald and Ramos with a total of 98.5 points heading into the final round.

In the Endurance Cup, the West Fifer is ninth in the standings with 30 points, following events at Imola, in Italy, the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km in France, and the 24 Hours of Spa, in Belgium, so far, whilst he sits third in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Pro Am Drivers standings.

After seven rounds of the latter - with three more to come at Hockenheim, Germany, Valencia and Barcelona, he has accumulated 128.5 points, 34 behind top-ranked Ramos.

The next event, at Hockenheim, takes place from September 2-4.