Gordon is king of the castle at race meet

Gordon Castle
Gordon Castle

A Shilbottle motorcyclist raced to a first-place finish to win a highly-regarded piece of silverware – despite starting from last on the grid.

Gordon Castle clawed his way back from 21st spot to take the Michael Moore Trophy, during the second round of the North East Motorcycle Racing Club Mini Twins Championship at East Fortune at the end of last month.

The 38-year-old was dumped at the back of the grid for the whole race weekend after a snapped throttle cable ruined his qualifying.

But he tore through the field to clinch the trophy. He also came from the back of the grid to notch two third-place finishes during the weekend.

He thanked all those who support him in the sport.