Young racer Reece Rothwell is sure to have the crowds holding their breath next Spring after revealing glimpses of professional potential in his first Superstock test.
The ambitious competitor rose from thirty-eighth to eleventh place in just two laps before a slippery corner sent him crashing his Triumph Daytona 675 into the dirt.
He says the dramatic highs and lows of this weekend left him determined to make his mark next year.
“I’ve already learnt my lesson there. The rainy weather and greasy conditions meant you had to be sharp or you were bound to go skidding off.
“I’ll be saving up for a new 2010 Triumph with all the extras for next season – and practising my corners. But I’m looking forward to it.”
After graduating from the Triumph Triple Challenge in third place this year the 18-year-old took on the heavyweights in the final National Superstock 600 wild card race for 2009.
The contender is sponsored by Ghostbikes.com, a Preston-based biking company selling a whole range of helmets, boots, stands and biking kit. When he is not on his bike or blogging about his achievements at www.reecerothwell.com Rothwell works as their product marketer and tester, ensuring their range is fit for the road.
Ghostbikes’ sales director Ian Moore says they will be following Reece all the way next year.