Championship success for Harpenden’s Jack Scott

PUBLISHED: 06:45 03 November 2016

Jack Scott celebrates with his pit crew and supporters. Picture: COLIN PORT IMAGES

Jack Scott celebrates with his pit crew and supporters. Picture: COLIN PORT IMAGES

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Harpenden biker Jack Scott clinched a thrilling championship win after overturning a 35-point deficit in the final weekend of racing.

Harpenden's Jack Scott with his trophy. Picture: COLIN PORT IMAGESHarpenden's Jack Scott with his trophy. Picture: COLIN PORT IMAGES

The St George’s pupil had four races at Cadwell Park to claim the Aprilia Superteen Championship, which he did by just one point.

The Lincolnshire track had proved a happy hunting ground earlier in the season with four wins from four and the wet weather this time round also proved a lucky charm.

Scott crossed second with championship leader Rhys Irwin crashing out on the final lap.

The second race of the weekend gave Scott the win and closed the gap going into the final day to just 10 points.

Even heavier rain in race three brought another crash for Irwin but Scott managed to nurse his bike home to third, despite trapped water in the carburettor.

It gave Scott a six-point lead going into the final race and meant even if Irwin won, Scott just needed to finish second.

With damp conditions Scott looked to be cruising in the required second spot until a dramatic last lap brought a serious challenge from behind.

Fortunately Scott held off the charge to take the crown.

He said: “It’s been an amazing second season of road racing and I am over the moon to take the prestigious trophy.

“I can’t thank my mechanics, Dad and Tony, enough. I could not of done it with out them. Of course the support from friends, family and sponsors was also great and pushed me throughout the season.”

Scott will step up to MotoStar for 2017, part of the British Superbike series.

And the team are looking for support. Anyone interested should get in touch via www.jackscottracing.com

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