Lorne becomes British under-16 champion
CONNEL quad biker, Lorne Sinclair, was riding high on Saturday, becoming the British under-16 quad racing champion, just a week after he took the Scottish title.
The season ended with a trip to Culham, near Oxford, to compete in the penultimate round of the British Quad Championship.
Nerves were high, as although the 15-year-old had a slight lead, the championship could have still gone to either Sinclair or his rivals Ayrton Knowles and Jack Norris.
Race one started in the usual, tight fashion between the three under-16 racers, with Sinclair lying in second place, until a slip up from Knowles gave Sinclair a chance which he grabbed.
Leading from mid-race to the finish of race one to stretch his overall points lead slightly, mathematically, all Sinclair had to do was to place anywhere in the top five in the second race, to secure the championship.
Passing the lead rider mid-race to pull away, again showing that all the practice and hard work at home pays off, the youngster pulled away to secure the title and bring it home to Argyll.
In the last race, already the champion, Sinclair wasn’t happy just to run round the track.
He was leading from the start and pulled away to win by 40 seconds, rounding up the race, and season, in style.
Lorne said: ‘It’s been a long hard season, but to finish it as British Champion after picking up the Scottish championship title last week has made all the travelling and training worth it.’
Lorne’s dad, Shaun, added: ‘This is a prestige sport in England, and to go and beat these boys and some European riders is, and has been, amazing for all involved this season.’
While still only 15, and racing on 250cc models, Lorne will be moving into the adult races next season on bigger, 450cc models, as he sets his sights on his future in the sport.
Lorne Sinclair, the British and Scottish under-16 quad racing champion