TEENAGE race ace Kyle Ryde stamped his authority on the British 125cc Motorcycle Championship at Donington Park at the weekend.
The 14-year-old, from Jacksdale, started the weekend’s event in a strong third place in the Championship standings with only six points between himself and the Championship leader Wayne Ryan.
Veteran 125 racer and twice runner-up in the series Rob Guiver was in second place, only two points ahead of Kyle.
Kyle attacked the practice sessions as he meant to go on during the weekend’s proceedings and quickly set a pace for others to follow.
By the end of the two qualifying sessions Kyle was on pole with a 1.9 second gap on Guiver.
Sunday’s races looked liked they could be hampered by the winds of Hurricane Katia but despite being breezy things were not as bad as had been forecast.
On the warm-up lap of the 2.48.mile Grand Prix circuit Kyle realised he had a clutch problem but wiht no time to make repairs he would have to ride round the difficulty.
Despite the problem, Kyle shot off the line and was in the lead by the first bend. He stayed ahead the entire race and put in consistently good lap times.
Kyle had a 16.1 second buffer on the pursuing pack when he took the chequered flag, taking yet another convincing win in this championship and setting a new lap record in the process.
Kyle’s next round is the penultimate round of this British championship at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in Northamptonshire September 23-25..