EVEN entering the season finale at a 35-point deficit to championship leader Rhys Irwin couldn’t stop Jack Scott, who stayed upright and rocketed home this weekend to become the Superteens champion with a single point to spare.
Finishing 4th in the series last year, the 15-year old from Luton triumphed after his second season of racing with the stalwart Aprilia, consisting of 21 rostrum finishes, 15 of which were on the top step.
Through the season, he and Irwin traded the championship lead on several occasions, the young Irish racer holding the advantage at a majority of the rounds.
At the final round this past Saturday and Sunday, Scott finished on the podium in all four races, recording a win and a fastest lap in the process.
Consistency was the killer for title-tipped Irwin, who despite finishing runner up to Scott in race two and winning race four, recorded DNF’s in races one and three, which ultimately cost him that one valuable point and, thus, the 2016 RST Moto/Dunlop Aprilia Superteens trophy.
The young Bedfordshire lad joins a host names that you may have heard of, many of whom have gone on to both national and international successes: Chaz Davies, Sam and Alex Lowes, Danny Kent, Cal Crutchlow, James Ellison, and that aussie fellow – Casey something…
Speaking of moving forward, Scott is on his way to Circuito Guadix in Spain this week for the 2017 Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event, to which his application was successful last month.
Rumour has it that he is also testing a Moto3 bike in preparation for next season, which could very well see him join the British Motostar grid.