TEENAGE race ace Lennon Docherty is one point from the top of the HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship standings despite a "frustrating" end to his latest weekend.

The 15-year-old, who is a pupil at St Columba's High School, headed to Snetterton, Norfolk, for rounds nine and 10 of the competition - a support class of the British Superbike Championship - at the weekend after two successive double victories.

Lennon, who is from Lochore, took wins in both races at each of the previous two weekends of action, at his home circuit, Knockhill, and then Donington Park, to move seven points within the championship lead.

The 2022 Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council Young Sports Personality of the Year moved up into the Junior Supersport Championship for the first time in 2023 after winning the 2022 Bemsee (British Motorcycle Racing Club) Kawasaki Team Green Cup.

The talented youngster was given two wild card opportunities with the Symcirrus Motorsport team, riding a HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship bike, finishing seventh in his first attempt, during last year's success, which helped him seal a place with the team for this year’s Junior Supersport series.

Lennon finished second in qualifying at Snetterton, a position he finished in in race one, but only after a tough start to the race, on which he noted that he "made the mistake of leading onto the back straight and got swarmed, then from there just kept dropping back the pack to around P10".

"With about two laps to go, I realised I needed to start making my way through the pack, and I did just that," he said.

Starting race two in 10th place, Lennon gained three places by its end, and thanked his team for "all their hard work and believing in me at all times", despite referring to it as a "frustrating end to the weekend".

Although he made his way through the pack, and led a couple of times, he was forced onto the grass on lap five after a rider slid off and took one of his team-mates out, leaving Lennon with nowhere to go.

He added: "I rejoined the race in p11 and gave 110 per cent to try catch the pack. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough."

Lennon, though, gained 34 points and is now on 184, just one behind leader, Finn-Smart Weeden.

There are three race weekends of the Junior Supersport Championship remaining, with the next taking place at Brands Hatch, Kent, this weekend.