Twelve year old rookie Max Cook has cleaned up on his very first weekend in the Aprilia Superteen series, taking pole position and three out of four wins in his first weekend in the championship that launched the careers of many of Britain’s GP hopefuls.
The KJD Racing Team rider, from Swindon, progressed to the championship from minimotos and 70cc machines in the Premier FAB-Racing British Championship, breaking a number of lap records set by GP riders Danny Kent and Bradley Ray in the process, before making his Syuerteens debut last weekend at Brands Hatch.
With former riders like Casey Stoner, Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith starting their racing careers on the Aprilia RS125 production bike series, Cook could be one to watch for the future. 2014 Superteens champion Rory Skinner progressed from the series to securing a ride in the KTM Red Bull Rookies Cup supporting MotoGP, as well as a ride in the Spanish Moto3 series alongside fellow Scot and Moto3 world championship front runner John McPhee.
The Superteens series, which runs alongside the Thundersport GB championship, resumes on Saturday 11th April at Donington, where the FIM Sidecar World Championship also joins the action.