MOTORBIKES: Aaron’s Wright on track again at Knockhill

Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright

Newtownabbey rider Aaron Wright is back leading the KTM British Junior Cup after three wins at Knockhill over the weekend.

It was the teenager’s comeback after breaking his wrist at Brands Hatch, the previous round of the championship, and in Friday’s damp free practice he was immediately back into the groove setting the fastest time of the session on his Total Van Solutions KTM.

Aaron Wright took three wins at Knockhill and now leads the British KTM Cup series. INLT 26-906-CON

Aaron Wright took three wins at Knockhill and now leads the British KTM Cup series. INLT 26-906-CON

In qualifying, Aaron again went fastest in the drying conditions before taking victory in race one.

“I made lots of mistakes and found it hard finding my rhythm in the early laps. When I did finally settle I put my head down and ended up winning by three seconds, which I was very happy with,” he said.

In his second race he led from start to finish with an impressive eight-second winning margin over Cabel Smith. His third race win was even more conclusive with more than 12 seconds to spare over his rivals.

In the final very wet race, he led on the first lap before disaster struck on lap two as he lost the rear exiting turn one and crashed out. “I’m gutted to not have won all four but happy to come away with a 26-point lead in the championship.”