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Motorbike champion aiming for second successive title

 Published on: 4th April 2018   |   By: Court reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Garston motorbike rider is looking to achieve back-to-back champion titles having been crowned Thundersport GB 600 champion last year.

William White was the standout performer in last year’s competition and enjoyed a productive pre-season before finishing second in both races in the season opener at Donington Park, Leicestershire, last month.

White said: “What started out to be a really tough beginning to the season ended up being brilliant. I qualified 27th due to issues with the bike that meant I could only complete six laps in Qualifying. Normally, I would be able to complete 11 or 12 like the other riders in my class.

“I had a lot of progress to make on my first race on. My goal was to get into the top 10. Thanks to motivation from my family and friends, I managed to keep my focus and was proud to jump 18 places.

“This meant that I would be starting both races the next day from ninth place on the grid. Catching the pack was not going to be easy but I knew I had to do it. In both of the races the sun was shining and the track was dry. I was able to make great progress and finished second in both races.”

The next Thundersport GB race will be held at Oulton Park, Cheshire, on April 20.

White added: “I just know I can do better. With seven rounds to go I’ve got to focus. It’s a marathon, not a sprint after all. Bring on Round 2 at Oulton Park.”

White also hopes to compete in the British Superbike Championship this year to add to his Thundersport commitments.

The Superbike Championship regularly attracts crowds of more than 50,000 and is televised around the world.

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