Australian Tommy ‘Gun’ Edwards, will head to Spain next week to contest the final round of the World Supersport 300 Championship, which will be staged at Jerez over the weekend of October 20-22. Edwards, from Wellington (NSW), recently won the Australian Yamaha R3 Cup Championship.
The 16-year-old pulled double-duty throughout the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship by not only contesting the R3 Cup, but also raced all rounds of the Australian Supersport 300 Championship, where he finished second in the Championship.
While only 16-years young, Edwards has already established himself a wide portfolio of success both at home and abroad. A graduate from the school of dirt track, Edwards has multiple national and state championship unders his belt in Australia.
Underlining his skill in the discipline, Edwards also took on the AMA Flat Track scene, earning two AMA Grand National Titles along the way to being named ‘2013 AMA Youth Rider of the Year’ in America. Soon after taking to the tarmac Tommy gained more international experience in the hotly contested Asia Talent Cup.
Now the next step in his career comes again on the international stage, where the ambitious young star is readying himself to contest the World Supersport 300 Championship finale at Jerez.
“I am super excited to be going to Spain for the last round of the 300cc World Championship,” enthused young Tommy. “300cc racing in Australia has been really strong this year and it has been really short notice with a call up this week, but I’m excited get the opportunity to see how we measure up on the world stage. “I would like to thank Rob Vennegoor of Hel Performance – Benjan Racing for this opportunity and my family, friends and sponsors for all their support.”
Photo Andrew Gosling