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Champion on his birthday

PUBLISHED: 09:46 06 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:33 03 July 2010

What better way to celebrate your 17th birthday than to take a national championship title. Supermoto ace Lewis Cornish did exactly that at Cadwell Park by totally dominating the NORAsport DEP 250 Supermoto National meeting.

What better way to celebrate your 17th birthday than to take a national championship title. Supermoto ace Lewis Cornish did exactly that at Cadwell Park by totally dominating the NORAsport DEP 250 Supermoto National meeting.

On the famous Lincolnshire woodland circuit, Lewis set the early pace by qualifying his TRM Honda on pole, but poor starts in races one and two meant that he had to dig deep to come through from third to take the first two victories.

In the damp and slippery conditions Cornish forced the pace and in a masterful display swept past his two rivals in front to take the chequered first in all three races. This mature ride was all the more impressive as the pressure was really on the youngster because he had no option but to win all three races to secure the 2009 National Championship.

This race victory has seen the Caister racer add his first adult national title to his 2006 and 2007 British Junior Championships.

Lewis' next challenge is to compete against some of the sports elite in the Australian Supermoto Championships, Perth, Western Australia in a few weeks' time. He will be looking for a good result aboard his Yamaha City CRF450-X.

Lewis Cornish and his family have thanked his loyal sponsors for their support in 2009: Supermoto International magazine, TRM Racing, LR Designs, Michelin UK, Nameplate Services, Motul, Acerbis, Scott, Bering, HM Racing, MWR Racing, Excel Wheelsets, Supersprox, Beringer, MvD Racewear, Forcefield Protection, GMX, Charge Clothing, Buff, Alterations Plus, Bwell Gym, Orwell Trucks.


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