Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 29 Sep 2014
Bennetts-backed racer Rory Skinner celebrated his 13th birthday in style this weekend as he secured the Dunlop Aprilia British Superteen Challenge Championship at Donington Park, becoming the champion in a series that has launched the careers of a host of star racers including MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner and top British rider Cal Crutchlow.
Skinner travelled to the Leicestershire Grand Prix circuit with a healthy 134 point lead over second placed Georgina Polden and secured the title with a round in hand after winning both of his races on Saturday, before taking another win and a new lap record on Sunday. He leaves Donington Park with an unassailable lead over Polden ahead of next month’s final round, held at Mallory Park.
In addition to dominating the Superteen series, Skinner has also raced a 125cc Honda Grand Prix bike in the Scottish championships, as well as tasting a four-stroke machine for the first time with two wild-card outings in the international Moriwaki Junior Cup, in which he secured an impressive podium finish in Assen, The Netherlands.
“It’s been an amazing experience and it feels really good to win the championship,” said Skinner. “We approached this race the same as all the others, not really thinking about the championship but just looking to do our very best in every race. To take the title with three wins and a new lap record is an amazing result and I want to thank everyone who has helped me this season for all their support.”
Having reached the age of 13, Rory is now eligible to compete in the British Motostar Championship on a full Moto3 machine and could make his debut at one of the final rounds of the 2014 series next month.