A FORMER pupil at Duloch Primary School is revving up for success this weekend when he races at the British Superbike event at Knockhill.

Jordan Gill – who is now an S5 pupil at Broxburn Academy, will be the only Scottish rider to compete in the KTM British Junior Cup – which is a support race for the MCE British Superbike Championship that roars into West Fife from tomorrow for the fourth round.

Contested by riders aged 13-18 who each compete on a variation of the recently-launched ‘KTM RC 390’ bike, the series gives equal opportunity and a level playing field for emerging talent across eight events incorporating 20 points-scoring races.

Jordan – who first began racing motorcycles at the age of five – goes into the Knockhill round sitting in 13th position with 44 points after an incident-packed opening three rounds of competition that included him coming off his bike at more than 100mph in the opening race held at Silverstone in April.

The teenager’s dad, David, told Press Sport: “Jordan is the only Scottish rider competing in the series and it is a track that he knows really well.

“He had a big off at Silverstone at the start of the season which saw him come off the bike at over 100mph, so he had a DNF (did not finish) in race one.

“Race two was a struggle with the bike and to be fair he was still struggling as a consequence of race one’s incident, so he didn’t start the season well.”

David is confident this son can turn things around though.

He added: “Jordan had some great results at both Oulton Park and Brands Hatch last month but still goes into Knockhill in 13th place, with 44 points under his belt, as the underdog.

“However, with 100 points for taking four first places, this could easily change.”

The fourth round of the MCE British Superbikes and support series begins tomorrow and concludes on Sunday.

For more information about the event, please visit the website knockhill.com.