Luke gearing up for more glory

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NEWLY-CROWNED motocross champion Luke Williamson is preparing to show his skills at West Meon circuit tomorrow.

The talented nine-year-old, from Petersfield, wrapped up title glory in the Future West British Supercross Auto Championship in Birmingham.

And he’s moved up to the junior ranks for a crack at the Portsmouth Motocross Club Championship Summer Series, with the second race at West Meon.

There, Williamson will renew his rivalry with fellow rising star Liam Brosnan, from Wickham, who he pipped into second in the supercross.

Luke’s mum, Alison, said: ‘When Luke started out in the sport two years ago, he set his sights on winning the title and now he has.

‘He won the first race in Sheffield but he got a flat tyre in the second meeting at Belfast and tipped off.

‘He got back on, though, and finished fourth.

‘Luke was a bit disappointed with that one. He’s never happy unless he wins.

‘He was really chuffed to bits to come away with the last one in Birmingham.

‘Luke and Liam have a friendly rivalry and they both had a chance to win it going into the final event.’

There was no time for the duo to bask in the glory of their memorable one-two.

They immediately moved up to geared 60cc bikes, from automatics, and set about tackling the opening round of the Portsmouth championship, just 24 hours later, at Foxhold circuit near Salisbury.

Williamson, who rides a Metrakit motorcycle, finished second, with Brosnan, on a KTM, sixth.

Both showed their skills in adapting to the new bikes quickly.

And tomorrow they will hope to rev up their respective challenges for summer success with good performances on home soil.