TEENAGE racing star Lennon Docherty roared to a “fantastic” double as he secured his first HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship victories at his home circuit.

The 15-year-old, who is a pupil at St Columba’s High School, headed to Knockhill Racing Circuit last Saturday and Sunday seeking his first win in the series since moving up from the Bemsee (British Motorcycle Racing Club) Kawasaki Team Green Cup, which he won last year.

Lennon, who was voted as Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2022 at Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council’s Sports Awards in March, has impressed in his first year in the competition, which is a support class of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, which was set to attract around 15,000 fans to Scotland’s national motorsport centre from Friday to Sunday.

Those in attendance will have also had the opportunity to cheer on Lennon, who is from Lochore, as he sought to build on a third-place finish in race two of the previous round of competition at Donington Park.

After that, which was his first podium place of 2023, the talented youngster had set his sights on trying to secure a maiden race win over the remainder of the campaign, commenting: “I think now we want to push on for a win at some point this season.

“We’ve got six rounds to go, so, if I keep working hard, and training, we’re more than capable of doing it.”

On Saturday, in front of family, friends and sponsors, he showed that he is as he took the chequered flag by 0.07 seconds for his first race victory in the Junior Supersport Championship.

Not content with that, Lennon then followed it up by bagging a second win from two on Sunday which, afterwards, he dedicated to his dad, William, on Father’s Day.

“It was great to do it in front of the home fans,” Lennon told Press Sport.

“Obviously, with all my family and sponsors there, it was really busy, but I wouldn’t change it one bit if I had the chance.

“Coming into Saturday, I sort of put a lot of pressure on myself to do well. I also had a small crash on Saturday morning during free practice so, in the end, I just treated it like a normal round.

“To get the double win was fantastic.”

The double victory means Lennon is sixth in the overall championship standings, with the Symcirrus Motorsport ace on 55 points, 30 behind current leader, Finn Smart-Weeden, and the next stop for the series is, once more, at Donington Park, over the weekend of June 30 to July 2.

Lennon is on the lookout for sponsors to help with the likes of race entry fees, fuel, maintenance, safety wear and tyres, and anyone interested should contact Press Sport, and we can put you in touch.