REDDITCH speedster Trystan Finocchiaro saved his best until last as he ended the 2016 Aprilia UK Championship in fine style at Cadwell Park.
On a dry Saturday and wet Sunday at arguably the UK’s most picturesque but challenging circuit, the young ace blasted his way to two podiums, fastest laps in three out of his four races and his first front row grid position of the season.
Saturday’s first race saw the season’s top six riders hurtling around the nine laps, inter-passing whilst remaining within half a second of each other to produce a tremendous blanket finish as Finocchiaro finished fourth within a tenth of a second of the podium.
Race two saw Finocchiaro start from sixth on the grid and compete in a nail-biting battle for victory, including elbow to elbow action, which culminated in a third placed finish.
After failing to get off of the starting grid on Sunday’s first race due to an electrical fault caused by atrocious weather conditions, all fell upon the final race of the season.
There was no rain but the track was wet and Finocchiaro, with the bit firmly between his teeth, blasted his Aprilia 450 race bike off the starting grid to break away and lead the race with great pace and style for eight of the nine laps.
On the last lap an epic battle between the top three riders ensued and Finocchiaro fought hard to seal another well deserved third placed finish.
Despite narrowly out on victory, another podium gave him great confidence and marked the tremendous progress the Redditch racer has made.
He will now move up in class and power to a 600cc stock Kawasaki for another tilt at the UK Thundersport Championship in 2017.
The Alcester Grammar School pupil will embark on warm weather training in Spain early next year when, supported by Redditch-based Transmec Group, his team will prepare him for a new season on a new bike whilst looking forward to 2017 with renewed hope and expectation.
Finocchiaro and InCompetition Aprilia wish to thank the Redditch Standard, Transmec Group, Absolute Coatings, VF Foods, Redditch Motorcycle Training and Interlink Direct for their support.