A couple of crashes failed to deter teenage Hucknall rider Aaron Bradley in the latest round of the Thundersport GB race club at Snetterton in Norfolk.
Bradley suffered his first mishap during testing, but a relatively unscathed bike was fixed for the weekend, which comprised four races in the stocktwins class.
Despite heavy rain, the 18-year-old qualified with a time that placed him ninth on the grid for the opening race, in which he defied a wet track to finish a solid ninth overall and fifth in his class.
Race two resulted in fourth place in his class, just a whisker from the rostrum. But ironically, when much better weather greeted the third contest, he spoiled a fine start by coming off and crashing out while battling with the leaders.
At least Bradley recovered for the final race, in which he secured eighth spot and third in class to leave him fifth overall in the championship, 28 points behind fourth but 13 clear of sixth. “It was a great weekend,” he said. “I’ve just got a few more details to iron out before the next round at Cadwell Park.”