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March youngster Harry Cook was on fire at the British Junior Supersport Championship at Donington Park



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March youngster Harry Cook produced a stunning performance at the weekend as he took a year to remember up another notch.

The 14-year-old stormed to a top-ten finish in the opening round of the British Junior Supersport Championship at Donington Park.

Cook was the youngest racer of the event's top ten drivers, and secured an impressive eighth-placed finish.

Harry Cook at the British Junior Supersport Championship 2021. (49104747)
Harry Cook at the British Junior Supersport Championship 2021. (49104747)

The youngster, who is this year's rookie driver, only made the switch to HEL Performance British Junior Supersport this year after leaving the British Talent Cup.

He emphasised just how warranted that decision was with an imperious race.

Cook was naturally delighted with the result.

He said: "I came to the first round with an open mind, thinking for my first race in the British Junior Supersport Class a top-20 finish would be great considering there are 43 riders on the grid.

"To finish inside the top 10 is amazing for my first race.

"Going forward, we will take each race as it comes.

"The championship is very competitive and to be mixing it up with 16 to 24-year-olds is amazing."

Cook's performance earned him a brilliant 13 points in the championship, which stands him in good stead for the season moving forwards.

The second round of the championship will take place at Thruxton at the end of July.

The March youngster took time after the first race to thank his partners and sponsors.

He listed them as; Force One Limited, Tru7 Group, Ultimate Workforce, JS Cook Agriculture Haulage, Hanson Cement, Washbrook Farm MX, R&G, 100% Suspension, Motul, NGK, Sidi, Arai UK, RST Leathers, McAMS Yahama Team, Yahama Racing, Raceways, Rev2Race, Ceramic Speed, Sublime, HEL Brake Lines, Direct Distribution, SBS Brake Pads and Spider Motorbike Parts.

He also thanked his mum and dad for all the support they've given him during his blooming career.

Cook originally made the switch to HEL Junior Motorsport in March of this year.

Prior to that, he was a well-known driver in the British Talent Cup circuit.

Last season, he recorded a best result of 14th to notch two Talent Cup points at Donington Park - the same venue as his stunning recent performance.

He first began racing back in 2016 in the British Minibike series, finishing in second spot of the Bambino Ranks.

He then proceeded to move into Thundersport GB's Superteen series in 2019, before graduating to the Talent Cup itself in 2020.

He made his most recent switch with a Raceways-supported Yahama R3 bike.

The Thomas Clarkson Academy student comes from a family of motorbike riders, with both his father and grandfather racing on them in the past.

He has previously spoken of the sense motorbike riding brings to his life, helping him to become more respectful of everything around him.

With a high-quality field taking part in the Championship this season. Cook can look forward to a thrilling campaign.

He will race at venues such as Snetterton 300, Silverstone National, Oulton Park and Brands Hatch.

Local racing fans will no doubt be on the edge of their seats if he can match his most recent performance.



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