AINSWORTH bike ace Ben Grindrod has stormed to the top of the MRO Junior Stocksport 600 Championship after a stunning show at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire.

The 20-year-old moved 10 points clear of the chasing pack after finishing first, second and third in last weekend’s three races.

In the opening race, Grindrod started 16th on the grid and came home seventh overall — and second in the Junior Cup — beating off the challenge of some former and current British championship riders.

Wet conditions on the second day did not deter the Leeds Met University student, and he romped home in fifth place — first junior — after the race leader fell on the final straight.

The following day, a crash brought proceedings to a halt with Grindrod in fifth position overall. The local lad was delighted with his weekend’s work after experiencing some problems in qualifying.

“It’s a nice feeling to be leading the Junior Cup,” said Grindrod, who harbours dreams of one day competing in the World Superbikes Championship.

“Things can change quickly in racing, but I am pleased with my progress so far.”

Grindrod is back in action for the next round of the competition at Snetterton, near Norwich, at the weekend.