Osborne speeds away to land a double-trophy success at Oulton

Sam Osborne
Sam Osborne

Rising motorcycle racing star Sam Osborne blazed a trail around Oulton Park earlier this month – beating faster and bigger bikes to carry off two trophies.

The sun shone at the Cheshire circuit as the 22-year-old, from Billingshurst, managed rapid qualifying times to get placed fourth on the grid, third in his class.

He picked up a second and a third place in round eight of the Modern Classic Supersport pre-injection class in the Hottrax Motorsport Championship.

It was Osborne’s first time out without his rookie’s orange vest. He also managed to beat bigger bikes (750cc) taking part as a different class in the same race, despite his Yamaha R6 (600cc) being under-powered by 20bhp compared to his closest rivals.

He thrashed it out with close rival, seasoned racer Mark Dicken, current leader of the championship, and in the first race, after swapping places several times in one lap, Osborne got third in class behind Dicken, and fourth overall.

In the second of the weekend’s two races, after stalking Dicken for a couple of laps and again changing places, the last lap saw all the drama when Osborne was overtaken, then made a forceful move and was late on the brakes and managed to win the battle.

He said: “It’s an amazing track. It twists, turns and is up and down like a roller coaster and you wheelie round bends at 130mph – I love it.”

Osborne is on the lookout for ongoing sponsorship. To find out how you or your business could get involved, contact him on 07743 931964 or email its_ozzy@hotmail.co.uks