NS BIG AT STORM STACEY YOUNGEST EVER BRITISH RACE WINNER
‘I thought there’s no way I’ve done all this without winning so I got on the gas’
Twelve year old Storm Stacey became the youngest ever British championship race winner when he took victory in Sunday’s Moto3 race on the Repli-cast UK Racing Honda.
“I started riding bikes when I was three and driving cars when I was five,” the Eccleshall youngster who is still 12 days shy of his 13th birthday explained.
The pint-sized hero was given special dispensation to ride at Silverstone as he is too young to be eligible for the Moto3 championship.
The Staffordshire hot shot took the victory in the new Hel Performance Motostar Moto3 STD race, for unmodi- fied Moto3 machinery, after race-long leader Dan Jones crashed on the final lap of the 10-lap clash. Stacey was then left to battle it out with Thomas Strudwick for the win, with the youngster taking the glory despite having never ridden the vast Silverstone Motogp circuit before.
Stacey said: “Yeah Boy! We won the first race of the season and it felt really awesome! I was a bit down on power as the clutch started to slip, but I stuck with it and kept pushing every second and it paid off. It feels good to be the youngest ever to win a BSB race and it’s a sign of what’s to come.”