Aeziah Divine makes breakthrough in Minibike British Championship
Aeziah Divine underlined his potential after achieving a career milestone competing in the third round of FAB-Racing Minibike British Championship at Red Lodge Karting in Suffolk, England, at the weekend.
The 11-year-old produced his best showing to date in the Metrakit MiniGP 50 class over the three-day championship, which comprised two qualifying races and three races in the main event.
After successfully qualifying for the starting grid, Divine placed fifth in the first two races before going one better with a fourth-place finish in the final race to sign off with a bang.
“I achieved my goal of getting up to top five, but it wasn’t easy, as there are fast riders in the 50 class,” he said in a press release. “For the rest of the season, I am focusing on closing the gap to the riders at the front.”
The youngster moved to England in 2018 to pursue a racing career and is in his second season in the series.
Divine began his career with the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Association in 2016 and showed early promise after winning the Minibike Junior championship the next year.
He was the recipient of the National Junior Athlete Sponsorship Programme in 2019 and is backed by predominantly Bermudian-based companies.
Divine has used this support to showcase his skill and potential while representing Bermuda at the junior national level of road racing in England in pursuit of his goals.
He teamed up with MDM-R Racing Team this season, which also consists of two riders in both the FAB-Racing’s Metrakit MiniGP 70 class and Cuna de Campeones in Spain.