TALENTED race ace Lennon Docherty was at the double for a second successive race weekend to move second in a prestigious championship.

The 15-year-old, from Lochore, returned to action in the HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship at Donington Park over the weekend, two weeks after sensational success at Knockhill.

Lennon, a pupil at St Columba's High School in Dunfermline, roared to two victories from two races at his home circuit - his first since moving into the series, a support class of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, this year.

His breakthrough victories came after he had finished third - his first podium - in the second race of the previous weekend of action, which was also at Donington Park.

The Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council Young Sports Personality for 2022 took his winning form from Knockhill back to the Derbyshire venue, where a fifth place in qualifying was followed by top spot in race one.

After what he described was a "decent start", Lennon dropped to eighth after a first half of the race where he was "a bit messy and all over the place", but recovered to edge out Joe Ellis to take the flag.

Race two saw him start from sixth place and, after dropping back to eighth, he recovered to take another superb victory.

Lennon, who said he was "super pleased" to have won both races, said: "The race was hectic today, dropping back to eighth after a close call with two other riders causing me to run on. I then had to drop back one second otherwise I would've got a penalty.

"We kept the head screwed on and made our way back through the pack to take the win!"

His latest double success has moved him up from sixth to second in the overall standings, with his current points haul of 150 just seven shy of leader, Finn Smart-Weeden.

With four race weekends completed, Lennon has four more to go in the current season, with the next taking place at Snetterton, Norfolk, this weekend.

Previously, on his chances of challenging for the title, Lennon said that he would assess it when reaching the halfway point of a series he admits has been a tough step-up.

"I remember my first wildcard. You're obviously winning races at club level, then you come to the British level, and those guys mad. It's just a different level," he said.

"The tempo of the race is crazy, the lap times are fast, they're really aggressive at the front, and it actually takes a lot more fitness this year as well, because it's really close at the front.

"I do a lot of training to try and keep myself fit. The bikes are, I think it's 130-something kilos, and then you're throwing that about for, say, 10, 15 laps, and you're in the full leathers, in the heat. It's pretty hard."