A Bawtry based motorcycle racing team have lauded the efforts of their young rider, after his first year in road racing ended in a championship title.
Aaron Silvester, riding for Bawtry’s Stralia Race Tech, completed his first year at Thruxton in Hampshire, winning the eight round Newcomers Championship.
The 17-year-old also finished fourth in the Minitwins Championship, a series for 650 twin cylinder race motorcycles.
Racing on the Stralia Race Tech SV650. Silvester took all bar one of the Newcomer races to dominate his opposition and has been tipped as an exciting prospect for the future.
The teenager said: “It has been a dream start to road racing and although it has been a steep learning curve at times, I have been lucky in having the support of Steve Dolan of Stralia Race Tech, Bawtry who let me learn at my pace and provided an excellent machine.”
“My parents and family have all been involved giving me both moral and financial support which all helps me get stronger, and we are now working hard contacting companies who want to be part of the team’s success, to gain the financial support to move onwards and upwards next year.”
Dolan, of Stralia Race Tech, said his rider had an old head on young shoulders.
“It has been amazing year as Aaron has shown great maturity for his age and listens well, making him easy rider to work with.”
Silvester is used to race success in his working life too, as he is now employed on an engineering apprenticeship by Horncastle firm AW Tracksport who prepare race cars for the BMW Compact Cup series and have prepared the national championship winning cars for the last seven years.