Chatburn’s Quad champion just misses out on national title

MINI-MARVEL: Ayrton Knowles
MINI-MARVEL: Ayrton Knowles
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NORTHERN Quad champion Ayrton Knowles just missed out on the British Championship at Milton Park.

The Chatburn youngster took the trip down to Northampton to compete in the final two rounds of the British Championship, and having already won the Northern Quad Championship by 243 points – after 13 first-place finishes – was hoping to build on his recent success.

The final round of the British Championship was due to consist of four races over two days, but unfortunately, due to the dry weather which the country enjoyed recently, the track was too dry and the round was reduced to three races over one day.

Ayrton qualified second in his class, and was only half a second behind first place.

With an eighth-place starting position on the grid, Ayrton fought well to snatch second place on the final turn of the race.

In the final two races, he continued his form and repeated his previous results, by grabbing second place in both.

As the day drew to a close he was still seven points off second place in the British Championship, yet with a Northern Quad Championship to his name, it has been a more than successful season for the local lad.

Ayrton would like to thank all his sponsors, and his family, for their help this season and aims to bring home the British Championship to the Ribble Valley next season.