Aaron clinches championship

Aaron Silvester.
Aaron Silvester.

Tattershall rider Aaron 
Silvester clinched the Mini Twins championship at the final round of the NGRR 
meeting at Pembrey.

Going into the final two races with a 36-point lead, he only had to score a third place in the first race on Saturday to be crowned champion.

But he did more than enough to lift the trophy as he won the race in style.

“I am absolutely over the moon with the win and literally can’t thank the whole team enough,” Silvester said.

“I couldn’t have done it even without one of our team at Stralia Race Tech, thanks for all the effort and hard work that they have put in to get me this far.”

Testing went well on the Friday, with Silvester putting in some good lap times and the bike setup worked a treat.

In the Saturday morning qualifying race he recorded a safe second in class to start the championship race from a second-row grid position in fourth place, within a mixed grid of EDP Open 500 and Castle Combe Track days Mini Twins riders.

Silvester got away to a good start, running just behind the leader Richard Goode, who was holding second place in the championship.

But after just a couple of laps the race was red flagged and Silvester had it all to do again.

This time he didn’t get such a good start but, nonetheless, he found himself tucked in behind Goode once again.

He followed him closely until the last lap when he tried a pass on the back straight which didn’t quite work out.

But as they approached the final corner he just managed the pass to cross the finish line a mere 0.04 secs ahead of his rival to take both the win and the title.

Celebrations were put on hold as there was one more race to run, where Silvester claimed a further victory.

He added: “It has been an amazing year and now all focus goes to stepping up to the 600 Superstock class with Stralia Race Tech.

“Steve Dolan (team owner) has pledged two years more with me and invested heavily in a new Yamaha.”

Silvester is now looking for further sponorship. Anyone interested can call Mike on 07887 489187.

As the season comes to a close, Silvester and the team immediately begin testing and he will hopefully be riding the 600 at the last Thundersport GB round at Cadwell Park on October 17-18.