Angus hotshot Tyler Humphries is moving rapidly up the gears in his pursuit of motorcycle racing success.
The Brechin youngster delivered a blistering 2020 season in the Scottish Minimoto Championship.
He won the featherweight class, was runner-up in the junior class and voted rider of the year by rivals.
A couple of winning outings into his 2021 campaign, the fearless nine-year-old has set his sights on a new series.
Maisondieu Primary pupil Tyler is now getting to grips with a 110cc, Italian-made four-speed, four stroke machine.
The Ohvale is a MiniGP machine and an early rung on the ladder to a racing career.
Tyler’s dad, Alan, said the series is a stepping stone towards the prestigious British Superbike series.
“These bikes are classed as actual race bikes and everything is done throughout the series to introduce kids to the way of the BSB,” he said.
“The series is worldwide, and every bike around the world is exactly the same.
“They have the same sealed engine, chassis, parts, etc so it’s fair for everyone and it comes down to talent of the rider.”
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His dad added: “This wasn’t the plan for 2021, however the opportunity arose so we had to take it and we will see where it takes Tyler in the future.
“With Tyler now being on a miniature version of a superbike, he has some testing and setting up to do to get comfy on the bike.
“We will work on that and get him ready for round one in a couple of weeks,” said Alan.