Schools bike racing: Rory too fast for age limit

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Scottish Championship bike racing has a new rising star in Perth 11-year-old Rory Skinner who became the youngest ever rider to take part in the weekend’s Knockhill Motor Sports Club Race circuit and celebrated by winning all five races in his class.

The Craigie Primary schoolboy has been granted his SACU Road-Race licence a year early and he is now looking forward to taking part in further weekends of races throughout the year.

Rory grew up around the paddock at Knockhill watching his dad, Mike, racing and started himself at just seven years old.

He has won multiple championships and last year won 44 of 49 races. Having won the Metrakit GP70 Championship, Rory applied to the Scottish Auto Cycle Union to get his Road-Race licence a year early, the normal age being 12. This year he will race in Formula 125 on a GP specification 80cc machine.

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