Max Cook won the first Aprilia Superteens race at Donington Park to seal the Championship having already won the Nitro Newcomers Cup. He becomes the youngest ever winner of the title.
On a cloudy but dry day, Cook led from start to finish again as he completely dominated race one. At the end of the first lap Cook was followed by Freddie Craine and Max Lofthouse, after Alex Wood had dropped all the way back to 12th position. The second lap saw Cook begin to open a gap between himself and the rest of the field as a titanic battle commenced behind him between Freddie Craine and Jack Scott. Charlie Atkins had moved up to fifth position at this early stage.
By the third lap the gap between the leader, Max Cook, and the rest of the field was already 6.6 seconds. Freddie Craine, from the Isle of Man, needed to finish second to keep his very slim chances of the championship alive but by the end of the following lap Jack Scott had overtaken Craine. Behind them Atkins was closing the gap between him and Max Lofthouse who had begun to lose touch with the second and third placed riders of Scott and Craine. Atkins continued to reduce the gap between him and Lofthouse and by the end of lap six he had cut it to just 1.4 seconds but would there be time for him to catch and pass Lofthouse?
On the penultimate lap Craine briefly pushed past Scott but his championship chances were disappearing as Scott worked his way back in front again. On this same lap Atkins had slashed the gap from Lofthouse and managed to take fourth position.
Max Cook went on to achieve a comfortable victory, winning by more than eight seconds. Freddie Craine was pushing as hard as he could but as they came out of Goddards for the last time Jack Scott kept the Manx rider behind him to take second position. Freddie Craine finished in third position, which meant that Max Cook took the Aprilia Superteens title, with three more races remaining this weekend, and a final round at Cadwell Park still to come. Max Lofthouse had recovered fourth position as Charlie Atkins had to settle for fifth place.
Aprilia Superteens Race One Donington Park September 2015
|2||55||Jack SCOTT||Aprilia – JJ Racing||+8.308||20|
|3||81||Freddie CRAINE||Aprilia – Jugger Racing||+6.650||16|
|5||56||Charlie ATKINS||Aprilia – Metcalf Autos||+18.197||11|