In 2020, I raced Minimotos and won the Scottish Featherweight Championship. From there I decided to make the step up to Mini GP bikes which meant travelling across the whole of the UK as far as Kent to race in the British Mini Bike Championship.
I raced a 110cc Ohvale (these bikes are imported by Isle of Man TT legend and British Superbike racer Peter Hickman). With 3 rounds to go in the competition, I also entered the 140cc class which helped grow my confidence and bike handling immensely and at the end of the 2021 season, I finished my last round with 6 first places.
I gained a vast amount of knowledge regarding the bikes and the tracks (all of which were new to me).
For the 2022 season, I am racing for the World Championship Racing Team - MLav Vision Track Academy. The team has been put together by Michael Laverty (MotoGP Commentator and former British Supersport Champion) and supported by VisionTrack's CEO Simon Marsh. The main aim of the team is to identify young British motorcycle talent and create a development programme for the road to MotoGP whilst bridging the gap between UK riders and the opportunities already in place for the likes of the Spanish and Italian riders.
This season, there are 4 riders selected for the MiniGP bikes at the British Mini Bike Championship, 3 at the Cool Fab Championship, with 5 older riders in the British Talent Cup as part of the British Superbikes and finally 2 riders in the Moto3 championship.
I attended the Motorcyle Live bike show at the NEC Birmingham with my team mates. I am so lucky to have been noticed at such a young age and be one of the few riders selected for this opportunity.
I am racing the 140cc Mini GP bike as well as progressing to the 160cc bike which I can race as part of the FIM UK series where the top 2 riders go to Spain to compete against top riders from other countries in the World Series.
With me being 10 this year I will be one of the youngest riders competing in that category and I’m so excited about the prospects.
The academy will allow a great progression route for me with my aspirations of being in the Moto GP in the years to come.
Both classes are run as part of the British Mini Bike Championship. Please visit their website to find out more info including:
- event listing
- official results
- live timings and streaming
I have also had great support from local press with 3 articles in The Courier and some air time with Tay FM. Check out some of the great write ups in The Courier thanks to Graham Brown who continues to follow my progress.
British Minibike Championship:
5th overall in Ohvale 110cc Championship
6 x 1st place finishes in the last round of Ohvale 110cc and MiniGP 140cc class
Scottish Minimoto Championship:
1st in Featherweight Championship
2nd in Junior A Championship
Plus ‘Craig Jones Award - Rider of the year’ that was given by most votes from everyone at the racing