SWINDON Moto3 racer Max Cook overcame a difficult start to win both Hel Performance Motostar British standard class Championship races at Thruxton.

The 14-year-old suffered a huge free practice crash at around 120mph and although he was okay, his team worked tirelessly to replace the tank, the chassis and fuel pump to return him to the second practice session.

The Isambard School pupil ended the day fourth fastest and then qualified third the next day, with a best lap time of 1:23.599.

In the 10-lap sprint race, Cook was quickly in his stride and up to second place, running 1.5 seconds behind the standard class race leader.

Despite riding a standard Honda NSF 250R, he went on to win his class by more than five seconds.

The feature race was reduced from 14 laps to 11 after several delays, but Cook set his best lap of the weekend on lap four with a time of 1:22.785 and took his 11th victory of the season.

The youngster said: “The start of the weekend wasn’t great but it got better and better. Gary (Wilson) and the whole team were brilliant getting the bike back together for me again.’’