Callum Dawes took his maiden voyage last weekend, as part of the ARMY Motorcycle Road Race Team at the famous No Limits Racing - UK Endurance Championship.

Dawes, 28 from Andover, did not fall short of the mark as he impressed everyone from the word go, having only taken part in two track days prior to racing.

He was spotted earlier in the month by Bennetts British Superbike rider Richard Spencer-Fleet, who was on the hunt for new talent while on an army specific track day.

It’s safe to say when Saturday morning came round the nerves were kicking in for Corporal Callum Dawes, 1st Battalion the Mercian Regiment as he sat for a moment and thought about what he had achieved so far: two tracks days, and ACU licence and a full racing test day not bad for one weekend.

The qualifying started and it was soon his turn in the team of three rookies to go out, he flew out of the pits with confidence and soon put in a personal best lap on the Yamaha R6.

They were off, Dawes made up the trio along with Graeme Clowes and Ryan McAnerney where they all did their bit working hard as a team doing the change over of the transponder in super quick time aided by a good crew.

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After a three hour grueling race Callum Dawes took the chequered flag not releasing at the time that he with the team had got second place and was to take home silverware.

Callum said: “I have had an incredible weekend I’ve just been handed a trophy as well which has made me really quite emotional. All my dreams have come true and hopefully this is the start of many great racing weekends.”