Mini-moto racing brothers thriving in rookie season

Mini-moto racing brothers Lewis and Elliot Jones.
Mini-moto racing brothers Lewis and Elliot Jones.

Mansfield’s young mini-moto road-racing brothers, Lewis and Elliot Jones, continue to impress in their rookie season in the Cool Fab British Championships.

Cool Fab racing is all about helping up-and-coming motorcyclists to get from the grassroots level of the sport to the higher echelons, and both Lewis, who is 12, and Elliot, who is seven, are thriving.

The championships comprise ten rounds at various UK race tracks, including the iconic Donington Park, and the brothers are racing for the FS3 British superbike team as their mini-moto team riders. Under the watchful eye of team leaders, they are excelling and learning with every race.

Lewis, who goes to Meden School in Warsop, competes in the GP50 class and has fulfilled a dream to race at Donington, where a certain Valentino Rossi won his first moto grand prix, while Elliot, who goes to King Edwin Primary School in Edwinstowe, is improving all the time in the AC40 class.

There are two races left of the current campaign -- in Wales this weekend and then back at Donington. Then it will be on to winter practice before the start of a new season next April.

The duo also attend every British superbike meeting, acting as young ambassadors for their team, talking to fellow youngsters and introducing them to the sport.