North Cheam motorhead Connor Thomson had to deal with two very “different animals” last weekend.

The 14-year-old was in action at Cadwell Park last weekend in both the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup Championship and the Hel Performance MotoStar British Championship.

There is one meeting remaining in the KTM 390 series and although Thomson knows he cannot with the crown, it did not stop him picking up two podium finishes on his PH Motorcycles/CS Tyres bike.

He claimed a win and a second place to move within 13 points of the second placed rider ahead of the final meeting at Donington Park on September 18.

Those finishing in the top five will compete in the World KTM final in Assen, the Netherlands, later this year.

Thomson then moved to a more powerful Moto3 bike for the Hel Performance Motostar British Championships.

Riding the Honda NSF250R for Creswell Racing, and while taking time to adjust to the lighter bike, Thomson crashed out of the first race in the final lap, and finished ninth in the final race.

He said: “Firstly, congratulations to Aaron Wight for winning the KTM British Junior Cup Championship.

“This weekend was very busy for me competing in two championships and four races.

“In the KTM series I was delighted to come away with a second and a win. I had some great battles in race one with Jack Nixon and race two with Aaron Wright.

“It’s probably been the first track that I’ve been able to fight with Aaron for the victory.”

He added: “The Moto3 races were a massive learning experience for me. The bike is a completely different animal, but I loved the speed of it.”