Max makes an “awesome” start to the season

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Swindon rider Max Cook described his British Superbike debut as “awesome” after he made a dream start to his British Motostar Moto 3 GP campaign.

Despite the daunting prospect of competing in a new championship and on a Silverstone circuit which he had never raced at, Cook thrived on the pressure as he collected an impressive 14 championship points.

The weekend at Silverstone however got off to the worst start possible as the 13-year-old came off his bike just two laps into his first practice.

But with little damage to the bike and Cook walking away unscathed, the Swindon rider refused to let his head drop in the opening race.

Having qualified in 35th place and coupled by wet weather conditions, Cook had it all to do in his first ever Moto 3 GP race.

The Repli-Cast UK Racing star stepped up to the plate though as he came home 16th overall and 12th in his class to earn four valuable championship points.

In race two, Cook started from 17th place on the grid and, after negotiating his way through a series of opening lap crashes, soon found his way into a top 10 position before taking the chequered flag in eighth place overall and sixth in his class.

Click on the video below to watch Cook’s reaction to his fine British Superbike debut.

Cook was over the moon with his opening round performance and has now set his sights on a podium finish before the end of the season.

His season continues later this month when he travels to Oulton Park on April 30th.

After this weekend’s first round, Cook lies in ninth place overall in the championship while fellow Swindon rider Charlie Nesbitt is in second after a weekend of highs and lows.

Nesbitt made a superb start to his season as he claimed victory in race one on Saturday but then crashed out of race two on the opening lap allowing Edmund Best to take over the championship lead by two points.