A schoolgirl from Daventry who first got on a mini moto racing bike just one year ago, has been crowned champion in a major competition.
Chloe Jones, 11, competed in her first British Mini Bike Road Racing Championship, taking the title of the junior 4.2 novice champion.
The DSLV senior school student competed in 10 rounds up and down the country this summer taking, four first place trophies, four second place and two thirds.
In all 10 rounds she got a podium position.
Her mum, Charlotte, said: “It has been a challenging and different year for Chloe, but her passion and commitment for the sport really does show. She has done us very proud this year. Considering she only got on the bike one year ago she has amazed us all.”
Chloe held onto the championship all the way through the season with just a few points between her and her nearest competitor.
She said going into her final race of the season at Redlodge, she knew she just had to play it safe, stay on the bike and finish. Charlotte added: “She kept her cool and sat in a comfy third place.”
Chloe will be attending the British Mini Bike Road Racing Championship awards night to pick up her first place championship trophy soon.
“It will then be time for her to get back on the bike, but with a faster IAME engine in it, ready to move up to the pro class taking on some very talented fast kids,” said Charlotte.
Chloe has appeared on Motors TV several times and is currently looking for sponsorship for next year.
She is appealing for local businesses to get involved and support her.
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