EAST Fortune in East Lothian hosted the first round of the Scottish Road Racing Championship at the weekend. Local hero and Young Riders Funds very own Lewis Rollo was in attendance to compete in the Minitwins category and gain more valuable track time.
With mixed conditions, it was the perfect opportunity to work on a selection of set ups to help the youngster get to grips with the Aprilia RRV 450GP bike. Living less than ten miles away, Lewis knows the circuit like the back of his hand. However this would be the first time he had attacked it aboard a four stroke machine.
Despite being on a lesser powered machine to the rest of the field and lack of track time on his Aprilia, Lewis still qualified sixth for the races. Two races on the Saturday afternoon saw Lewis take a dramatic fourth in race one as he carved his way through a sea of Orange bibs, swapping places with his rivals during the ten lap battle. In race two now settling in to his stride, the 13 year old blazed through to second at the flag.
Tricky conditions hampered Sunday’s racing, with strong winds and cooler temperatures. In the first race of the day Lewis struggled with the rear tyre squirming in to the corners due to the lack of heat. The mature racer within prevailed, as Lewis toned it back a bit to take the bike over the line in fifth and in one piece. The second and last race of the day was red flagged shortly after it had started due to an accident, officials decided not to restart the race due to the conditions.