Thursday, September 22




County Antrim schoolboy Scott Swann will compete in the KTM Junior Cup World Final in just over a week’s time at Assen in the Netherlands. The 13-year-old finished third overall in this year’s Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup, which is a phenomenal achievement, taking into consideration that he had never raced on any of the British championship circuits before the start of the season.

With the support of Team #109 and his father Michael Swann and ‘second dad’ Stephen Ferguson, who prepared the bikes and 'bit their nails to the quick' during some tough weekends – they took young Scott to five podium finishes. More importantly was his season-long consistency which saw him score points in all 20 races this season, setting him up well for a trip to the famous Cathedral of Motorsport at Assen next weekend [September 30th & October 1st and 2nd]

The happy go lucky youngster takes up the story…

"I came home from Donington Park and it was straight into school, but I’m so happy to say we finished our first year in the British Superbike Championship with third place in the Santander Consumer Finance KTM Junior Cup and earned a place in the World Final.

Last weekend at Donington during the final round didn’t start off the way we wanted with a slight gearbox problem in qualifying, which put me tenth on the grid. The first race was brilliant though as I got a good start and about halfway through got into a seven-way dice for the lead and up to second at one point.

There were a few bumps and bangs in the last two corners and I just missed out on third place on the run to the line. I really wanted to try and stay third in the Championship and in the next two races Fergie and Dad let me know where I was with good pit signals and what to do in the races."

"Both races were really hard with five or six of us battling for position. In the last race I knew I had to stay close to Jack Nixon for my points, as he was close behind me in fourth place in the championship. In the end I settled for a safe fifth and sixth placed finishes to get the points for the championship, with a fastest lap of the race and weekend overall on the last lap.

"I’ve had an amazing time and met so many new good friends this season in the British championship paddock. I’d like to say well done to everyone in the all the RC390 races. It was so close all year and right down to the very last race it could have changed. We started the year hoping to get in the top ten, so to get this far is unbelievable.

"A massive thank you to Team#109: David Hurley, Paul Tobin and Glenn Irwin, for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to race in the BSB. Thank you to Stephen Ferguson and Dad for preparing the bike and everything else they do. The Team#109 KTM never failed and finished every single race."

Thank you again to all our sponsors Team #109, & Michael Atkinson, Abbey Medicare & Rory McCahon, IFS & Graeme Hanna, FonAcab & William McCausland, Bikeworld Ireland & Les Griffin, EMS Copiers, HD Finch Reprographics and all the other people and friends that helped and made this year possible. Kevin Keyes, thank you for all your advice. Thanks also to KTM UK, Richard Ellis, Steve Plater and Matt.

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