COWDENBEATH bike racer Logan Turner is looking for another good season in 2019 after an impressive set of returns last term.

Now 15 Logan will be riding an Sv650 lightweight machine this season and is looking forward to this new test.

He will be riding a machine prepared by John Easton, which is a Suzuki Sv650, and top engine builder Howard Cross, from Whitburn, which his dad James said: "It is awesome and very lucky for us they are willing to give up their time to help such a young rider.

"He was lucky enough to be one of 65 riders invited to participate in the selection event for the British Talent Cup last August where he rode a Honda 250cc at Silverstone the week of the Moto GP event where he had a great time and was fast, but was not selected despite making it through to the last cut, it was a great experience for a 14 year-old".

James added: "Last year he finished 3rd in Formula 125 after a full season but he also did three rounds on the sv650 which suits his size much better than the Aprilia as he’s grown a bit since he started.

"He went on to get a 3rd place podium at Knockhill and then a race win at East Fortune in the last race meet of last year, which was way beyond my expectations as he was the youngest rider on the grid, racing against grown men with far superior budgets and machinery.

"We are hoping this year will be as much fun as last year and are looking forward to the first race meet at East Fortune on weekend of 13/14 April where Logan will be on his sv650 supertwin."

Logan has some good sponsors in the shape of G&G Skip Hire, from Cowdenbeath, who sponsor the Knockhill entries; and Stuart McKinnon Kitchens in Windygates, who help with his leathers and gloves and they have helped since he started big bikes.

Added James: "A few others came aboard last year with Chris from McLeod Tree Surgeons, in Dalgety Bay; Derek from DM Electrical, in Kirkcaldy; and Glamis investments from Dundee have also been kind enough to help with the costs.

"But we are always looking for assistance with his racing career and would welcome any person or company who wants to back Logan to get in touch".