Riding in both Junior Production and Junior Gearbox categories the young North Easterner was eager to impress his local fans.
The early Practise sessions went really well on the Friday with James getting faster and faster on his Minimoto finally securing pole.
Still getting to grips with the bigger Junior Gearbox Metrakit, James put in fast consistent laps taking Pole once again for this category.
In the Junior Production Races, James started at the front of a packed grid. With two good starts he took the lead straightaway and with some very impressive riding dominated both races and finished first over the chequered flag on both occasions. James added “The bike was going great and felt really comfortable.”
In the Junior Gearbox category both races would take place on the full track, the same as practise and qualifying. A bad start in race one caused the youngster to slump back to third position, but as they came back in to view each time they completed the back half of the circuit the youngster had gained a position. James looked comfortable and was getting quicker he eventually took the win with a massive lead. James got a better start on race two, slumping back to second place again by the time he appeared he was in first place and the rest of the race was a carbon copy of the first race.
James Mum Michelle added, “I have never seen James race on his Metrakit, only when he has practised. This was only his second time racing and I was amazed how far on he has come, he looked so comfortable and smooth. He rode brilliant on both bikes and I was very proud of him.”
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