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, from up north near Aberdeen to as far south 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).
In the 2022 season, I was racing for the World Championship Racing Team - MLav Vision Track Academy. The team was put together by Michael Laverty (MotoGP Commentator and former British Supersport Champion) and supported by VisionTrack's CEO Simon Marsh. The main aim of this team was 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. Unfortunately due to other commitments MLav academy moved onto British Talent Cup and Junior GP.
I still had an amazing season finishing 2nd in the Ohvale MiniGP 160 Cup and MiniGP 140 class and a 1st place in the FIM MiniGP 160 UK series which took me to the Word Finals in Valencia. This was a fantastic experience racing against the top riders in this class from 15 other countries. Didn't quite get the results we wanted due to the different bike and some mechanical issues but overall a massive learning experience. Being only 10 at the time, I was one of the youngest riders competing in that category. I still have some unfinished business in this class......
During 2023 I decided to take a year out of full championship racing and focus on my training with Alex at RentAPitbike who is an incredible coach and has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. I have spent some time out in Spain gaining experience on various tracks and bike including my Moto5. I also took part in some race events at different UK Championships (British Supermoto, National Supermoto, Scottish Supermoto and British Minibikes) with wins at all rounds.
Keep your eyes peeled for the 2024 season plans!
I have previously 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.
Break from Full Championship Racing
6 x 1st place finishes in National Supermoto Championship - Junior Supermini
6 x 1st place finishes in British Supermoto Championship - Academy Class
6 x 1st place finishes in Scottish Supermoto Championship
6 x 1st place finishes in BMB MiniGP 190 class
British Minibike Championship:
Winter Series MiniGP 140 Champion
FIM MiniGP UK Series Champion
2nd in Ohvale UK 160 Cup
2nd in MiniGP 140
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