With one non points scoring “shakedown” event under their belts, the growing field of competitors in the Rapid Solicitors National Junior Cup are set to entertain the huge crowds expected at Brands Hatch for the Easter opening round of British Superbikes.
With riders still joining the ranks of those who raced handlebar to handlebar at Norfolk’s’ Snetterton 300 circuit in late March, the mix of growing talent and raw enthusiasm is already creating some healthy rivalry’s according to Ross Burridge, Racing Coordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, the co-partner in the series alongside Bemsee, the British Motorcycle Racing Club.
“There were four races over the Snetterton weekend and sixteen year old Rowan Miller of Waterlooville in Hants made each race his own while pushing the lap times down. Finally his Ninja 250R dipped to two seconds faster than the current recognised class record set in the Superteens series."
While Miller has some previous experience on track, the runner up in each of the four outings is fresh to tarmac having honed his competition skills in motocross. Like so many ultimately successful road racers before him, fellow sixteen year old Mason Law has an off-road background and declared himself hooked on the quarter litre series while wishing to move one step up the podium.