Taylor claims first podium of the year

Mansfield Woodhouse race Taz Taylor (15) gained his first podium finish of the year in the Monster Energy Motostar British Championship at Donington Park last weekend.

Runing alongside the Moto3 250cc championship, Taz crossed the line in fifth place overall, and second place in the 125cc GP class, earning his best result to date in this challenging series.

Taz, sponsored by Two Wheel Centre and riding the FPW Luyten Honda 125cc, started from 10th on the grid, but after a troublesome first corner, he found himself dropped back to 12th.

However, in a thrilling race, Taz picked off one bike after the next, using his size and the bikes power to claim a clear second place in the 125cc GP class and a podium finish.

It wass the first time the young rider has ever taken on the famous circuit.

Prior to the two days ahead of the race in which they practiced and qualified in exceptionally wet weather, Taz had only ridden the track on track days.

Taz, who is a pupil of the local Samworth Church Academy, now looks forward to the next round in Assen this weekend (20th-22nd September).

Television coverage is available as part of the British Superbikes line-up.