Champion racer gives winnings to school
Champion junior motorcycle racer Edmund Best has shared his success with his new school.
The 11-year-old won a record sixth junior British Grass Track Championship title last summer.
He has now handed over his £100 winnings to Welland Park Academy, in Market Harborough.
Edmund, who lives in the town, is now gearing up for a new challenge on road circuits, including Donington Park and Brands Hatch.
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He is moving up into the Aprilia Superteen 125cc championship and is due to start testing at Mallory Park, Kirkby Mallory, this month.
Edmund said: "I'm really looking forward to riding on the big national tracks and am happy to represent the school so it can share my passion for racing."
Andy Turner, vice-principal at Welland Park Academy, thanked Edmund for the cheque and said "We are very impressed by Edmund's achievements.
"It's great to see young people using their talents to the full, in all sorts of sports and activities.
"We wait with anticipation and excitement for the new season and hope that it is another successful one for Edmund."