Saturday’s evening practise was struck by bad weather after an hour so the North Eastern youngster decided to call it a day.
Sunday morning brought yet more bad weather and James once again decided to pull in during a rain lashed morning practise aboard his Junior Production bike.
Luckily for qualifying, although still wet the rain died off leaving James to work his magic and taking the DM to pole position.
Race one and James got a good start, he held his front position throughout the race and came over the line first. Race two a sluggish start held James back in the pack, but the youngster worked his way though and took the lead in the first lap. With a now dry track James came over the line in first place but his tyres were absolutely worn out.
Race one James decided he wanted dry tyres and with a good start took control of the race straight away, finishing in first position. With rain forecast again a risky decision was made in the second race and decided to keep on the dry tyres. Another good start again James took control and came over the line in first place.
James father Stephen added “It was a fantastic result and James is really starting to get to grips with his gearbox bike. We would like to thank our sponsors NGK, YRF, EC1 Drinks, Forte and Wiz Racing, we would also like to thank Bikewise and our friends and family for their support.”
Photo’s courtesy of Andy W Photography (https://www.facebook.com/AndyWPhotography)