SWINDON teenage race-ace Elliot Pinson stamped his authority on round three of the Dickies British Junior Supersport series at Knockhill circuit last weekend.

In a remarkably crowded field in Fife, with more than 40 riders competing for 36 grid places, 16-year-old Pinson maintained a dominant pace on the Symcirrus Motorsport Kawasaki.

He placed first in free practice with a time of 56.649secs, then qualified second with a time of 55.911secs, only 0.028secs behind pole-sitter Kade Verwey.

Pinson then finished secoind in race one, fourth in a wet race two before taking victory in race four after the third contest was abandoned due to heavy rain.

That contributed to a 58-point haul at Knockhill, and despite having competed in only one of three rounds to date, he now lies fifth in the championships.

Pinson said: “Knockhill isn’t a favourite track of mine, so I wasn’t expecting any easy victories here.

“It was hard to get a rhythm at the start of the weekend as there were 40-odd riders out there. All weekend, I was struggling coming out of corners.

“I’d catch riders, overtake them and then they’d blast past me coming out of corners as we didn’t quite get the set-up perfect until the final race.

“Two podiums and being fifth on the table is amazing, but I’m dividing my time between this series and the British Talent Cup this season so it’ll be hard to stay in contention.

“I’d like to say a big thank-you to Cool Milk, Doing It For Dan, Macna, Nexx Helmets, Bernard Eliott, GLL Sports Foundation and EBC Brakes for their support, plus the Symcirrus team for providing the bike and getting the set-up sorted.”