AN YSGOL Bro Dinefwr pupil is off to a promising start after stepping up to British Superbikes.

After 13-year-old Lewis Jones raced with British Mini Bikes for the past two years and winning the championship in 2016, the skilled biker has now surpassed many of his age and is now riding a KTM 390 bike in the British Junior Supersport class.

Lewis’ first race on the bigger tracks was during Easter weekend in Donington Park.

Unsure if he would qualify due to his lack of experience on the big tracks, Lewis braved the unfamiliar terrain and came 14th and 10th, eventually qualifying an impressive 17th against boys up to the age of 22 with the benefit of more experience.

Lewis said: “I have raced pit bikes with British Mini Bikes for the last two years - winning the championship in 2016.

“Last year I decided to move on and take a big step up to British Superbikes.”

But that’s what this year is about - gaining experience with the different tracks and learning to handle the bike.

“I am very grateful for all the help and support that I have had, from all my sponsors and from a very good friend Richard Thomas who I wouldn’t be able to do this without.”

His parents and grandparents have been supportive of Lewis’ passion for bikes and were “so proud” of his results in his first race.

Lewis’ father, Darrel Jones said: “We weren’t going into the race expecting anything, it was more for the experience, but we were so happy with his results.”

The young biker is also surrounded by a supportive environment at school: “I wouldn’t be able to attend all of these races without the support of my school.

“Ysgol Bro Dinefwr have supported me all of the way, with my form teacher being so understanding and supportive.”

Lewis’ next race meeting is in Brands Hatch on April 14 and 15.

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