Monday, July 18



Last weekend Scott Swann took two podiums in the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup during round five at Snetterton. He now trails the second placed rider by just 14 points, which is now a realistic possibility and a goal going into the final four races for the 13-year-old series rookie.

With five podiums from his last six races, The Northern Ireland based youngster accepted an invite to ride the respective German and Dutch KTM Championship today [Sunday] as part of the German MotoGP weekend at Sachsenring.

It was a big ask for Scott, but he did himself proud qualifying 25th out of 43 riders on the grid at the tight and twisty German Grand Prix circuit. During the race Scott was dicing just outside the points on lap ten, but was pushed off the track at the ultra-fast Waterfall section of the circuit. After hitting a back-marker he crashed out, thankfully unhurt – as he was flat out in top gear.

The blonde haired youngster said afterwards: “I was angry and very disappointed but before the crash I took another second off my lap time, which I got down to a respectable 1minute 43sec lap.”

“I was riding with guys, some who had beards!” smiled the fresh-faced Carrickfergus College student. "It’s a pity as I think I could have ended up with some points, but that’s racing. I got to meet a lot of nice people and got to spend some time with Eugene Laverty who gave me some good advice.

“I’d love to stay here and race again but it’s back to British championship in a couple of weeks and I want to keep chasing that first win, even though I know Aaron Wright is going to be hard to beat.

“I still can’t thank everyone enough for making this happen this season and never did I ever think I’d be racing in the same paddock at Valentino Rossi. It’s been an amazing experience. It’s the best track I have ever ridden.”

Concluding Scott and his father Mike Swann said collectively: “Huge thanks to Team #109; Paul Tobin and David Hurley for the amazing opportunity, experience and a fantastic weekend. And of course to all our other loyal sponsors who have made Scott’s dream become a reality this season.”

If you'd like to support Scott Swann's first year of racing development in British championship, please contact Michael Swann on 07754 773517

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