AN 11-year-old from Huntingdonshire is fast becoming a sensation in the world of junior motocross, becoming one of the youngest riders ever to gain a podium finish. Jordan Holliday, who lives in Somersham, has impressed in a number of nationwide champions
AN 11-year-old from Huntingdonshire is fast becoming a sensation in the world of junior motocross, becoming one of the youngest riders ever to gain a podium finish.
Jordan Holliday, who lives in Somersham, has impressed in a number of nationwide championships, has just signed with a racing team, and believes he will soon be crowned a national motocross champion.
Competing against riders three or four years his senior, Jordan is already one of the youngest ever riders to gain a podium position in the British Supermoto.
And it is this competition, which is for 11-15 year-olds, the youngster is aiming to win in the 2008 season.
His dad Roger told The Hunts Post: "Jordan asked for a motorcycle when he was just six-years-old and before he was able to ride a bike.
"He mastered the bike riding inside a day and was granted his request of a motorbike, but I insisted he learnt to ride from the start in a proper and responsible way.
"The racing has become an extension from those early days".
In the final round of the British Masters last weekend at Foxhills GP Circuit in Wiltshire, Jordan battled his way to an end of season 12th place despite mechanical problems
Since taking up motocross Jordan has had a number of successes. He finished sixth in his club championship riding a 65cc auto. The following year Jordan moved up to junior class, starting the season by winning the Wilden Lane junior novice winter championship, and finishing fifth in his club championship.
He finally won his club winter championship in 2006 followed by a creditable 16th at the World Mini Trophy in Belgium.
A move into the small wheel 85cc class in 2007 allowed Jordan compete in the British Masters Motocross Championship riding for the Troy Corser backed Nigel Arnold Racing team.
At the Matchams circuit in Hampshire recently, Jordan was one of his best ever results, finishing ninth in the first race and 10th in the second.
However, the youngster saved the best for last.
After a brilliant start in the third race and lying in second place, Jordan crashed and was left battling at the back of the pack, but controlled riding saw him fight back and finish eighth.
The competitive spirit that Jordan races with has gained him a new contract with MW Racing Team and he will concentrate his efforts in British Supermoto in 2008.