ELLIOT Pinson snatched victory and three podium finishes in his Dickies British Junior Supersport debut this weekend as he plots a move up from the clubs.
The former Team Green Junior Cup winner and current Bemsee Team Green series leader has been getting back into the paddock this season after a big smash in the Motostar series took him out of action last year.
But the Swindon rider took a leap into the BSB paddock this weekend as he joined up with SymCirrus Motorsport to see how he fared in the series’ newest championship – Junior Supersport.
And the journey to Kent was nothing short of a success. Pinson qualified on pole before taking second just 0.070s behind former Thundersport Supertwin threat Eunan McGlinchey.
He crashed out at Druids fighting for the lead in race two, but redeemed his mistake by fending off McGlinchey and British Talent Cup racer Brian Hart in race three to take a hard-fought win.
Although he admits the podium spoils will never come easy at this level, the 14-year-old is hoping he can stay up in the BSB support series for the rest of the season.
“I didn’t realise how close it would be,” he told UK Clubsport. “It’s the closest racing I’ve ever done and the hardest as well – you really have to work for it.
“I was hoping to be up at the front and was really happy when I realised I was there.
“Hopefully I can continue on here but right now we’re just trying to sort stuff out so we’ll see.”
Thundersport Superteen leader Harry Leigh was also out in the class making his BSB paddock debut aboard a Hopkins Racing Kawasaki 300, where he took an 11th and two ninth place finishes.
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