MOTORBIKE racer Andy Guy is on track for a championship double this season.

The Bolton rider has already wrapped up the Formula 600 Ace Of Aintree title with a round to spare and is leading his class in the Thundersport GB series.

The Aintree competition is run by the Aintree Motorcycle Racing Club over five rounds and takes place on a track inside the Grand National horse racing course.

It is a smaller version of the full circuit that used to host the British Formula One Grand Prix, and Guy has won the Formula 600 class.

Thundersport GB is a separate competition comprising eight meetings at tracks all around the country.

Egerton truck driver Guy takes part in the 600 Sportsman class which is run within the Elite 600 races.

Elite and Sportsman competitors take part in the same races but are classed separately in their own championships.

Elites riders are a higher standard but Sportsman competitors gain points in the Elite class as well as their own.

Riders are not allowed to take part in the Sportsman class if they have ever raced in a British or World Championship event.

Two wins out of three at the Anglesey Circuit over the August Bank Holiday – he did not start race two after a fault on his 675 Triumph – means he leads the Sportsman championship by 16 points after six of the eight rounds, getting him back on track after crashing out in the previous round at Mallory Park.

In the first race at Anglesey on the Sunday he had a flying start, going from sixth on the grid to second by the exit of the first corner and eventually finished third overall and first in class.

After having to miss out on the first race the following day, he recovered from a slow start in the third to finish fifth overall and first in his class in a new personal-best time by half a second.

He said: "Race one went just as planned and I shot from sixth on the grid to second by the exit of the first corner.

"I was away with the front Elite riders and I got my head down to try to stay in touch.

"Another rider came past on lap three and at one point I was worried I was being caught by more but I kept my head down and eventually started to get a nice gap behind me to take third overall and first in class.

"It was a mixed bag on the Monday with the low being having to take a non-start in the first race.

"I was determined to make a mends and ensure we got the final win of the day.

"I had a poor start by my standards and dropped to eighth, so I had plenty to pass on the first lap which went well.

"The bike felt great but was starting to have long controlled slides in some places, but for how long would they be controlled I thought to myself.

"There comes a point when leading the Sportsman championship you have to look at the sensible picture and know when not to risk everything to attempt to race lads that are not in my entered class, and this was definitely one of those times.

"I knew I was a long way ahead of anyone in my class so I kept it steady and smooth for the finish. I was happy with another win in class, fifth overall and a new personal best by half a second.

"We now sit top of the championship but not by a massive amount so it's still full focus and effort required for the final two rounds if we are to bring this championship home."