MOTORBIKE ace Ash Rothwell from Ramsbottom has tasted victory in round two of the Junior 1000 Endurance Championships at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.

He lifted the trophy alongside TM17 team-mate Garry Buck, 33, from Rossendale, after the pair qualified fourth on a grid of 32 riders in treacherous wet conditions.

They were third at the halfwalf way point of the three-hour race before taking the lead and holding on towards the end of the race.