YOUNG Swindon racer Max Cook collected another valuable 45 points and continues to dominate the Hel Performance Motostar British standard class championship after his best performance on a Moto3 in the two most thrilling races this season at Silverstone.

After a qualifying time of 2mins 25.163secs, Cook lined up ninth on the grid for race one and made a superb start, moving up to sixth at the end of the opening lap.

Just before the halfway stage, Cook’s two main rivals had pulled away but he was able to bridge the gap, bringing several other riders with him.

As he started lap six in sixth, Cook took every opportunity to move through the field and by the end of lap seven, he was second.

On the last lap, Cook led going through the final corner but left a small gap on the inside. A rider forced his way through, making contact with Cook which forced him to sit the bike up and enabled three riders through.

Cook ultimately finished second in his category and his fastest lap time of 2:24.717 meant he would start race two from the middle of the front row.

After starting second on the grid, Cook had managed to open up a lead out in front by the end of lap one, although he was then hauled back.

From then on, the race saw six riders continue to pass each other, and each time Cook was overtaken, he fought back.

On the final lap, he was at the back of the leading group and crossed the line fourth in the race and first in his category with a fastest lap of 2:22.658.

Cook said: “It was an amazing couple of races and it was good to see how I compared with some of the best in Europe. Race two was probably my best race of the year so far.”

Cook continues to lead the championship with 391 points and is 105 ahead of his nearest rival with six races remaining. The next round of the series is at Oulton Park this weekend.