4:30pm Wednesday 25th April 2012
By Ian Morgan
BIKE ace Luke Jones has won a hat-trick of trophies after making an impressive start to the Supersport 600 series.
The Hereford racer is second in the Supersport Cup standings after three cup race wins.
Luke would be even higher in the stakes — but he slid off his bike in the opening race at Brands Hatch after hitting an oil patch on the track.
Now the former Aylestone School pupil is gearing up for further success in the third round of the series at Oulton Park on May 6/7.
His dad, Dave Jones, said: “Luke was leading after the opening 10 laps at Brands Hatch but, because he was first, he was the first rider to find the oil patch.
“Luke came off his bike and the red flag was raised.
“But, because Luke had already fallen off his bike, he wasn’t credited with a finish.”
Luke is racing for Triumph and competing this season for the 777 RR Motorsport team.
He clinched last September’s Triumph Triple Challenge title aboard a KGD Racing Triumph.
The victory secured Luke a ride for this season’s Supersport 600 and Cup competitions.
Each event in the Supersport 600 series involves two races.
And, in the second run in the opening round at Brands Hatch, Luke finished seventh overall and first in the cup competition.
Despite a suspension problem at Thruxton in the second round, Luke was 10th in the opening race and first in the cup.
And then, in the second race, Luke was sixth overall and first in the cup competition.
Dave said: “A lot of the riders are very well-schooled and Luke has already taken some very good scalps.”
Luke won the GP125 British Championship in 2007.
He has ridden previously for PR Racing in the British Superbike Championship (BSB), where he was the youngest racer in the paddock in 2010.
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