Dumbarton’s Riary Breen wins title in premier electric motocross event

A talented student from Braehead Primary blew away the competition in his first electric motocross event.

Eleven-year-old Ruary Breen took victory in the 10-15 age group at the Brushless Motocross Championship, held at Glasgow’s state-of-the-art iMoto electric motocross track.

And Ruary’s success on two wheels comes after impressing on four, with the youngster switching to kart racing bikes.

Proud mum Lynsey told the Lennox: ‘We’ve been attending iMoto for quite a while now as a family.

“We are a biker family and Ruary has always been into motorsport.

“He wanted a bike when he was younger, but I said no and he took up karting instead when he was six.

“We did that for a few years. But the money in it was getting ridiculous and he didn’t like it. Just for fun, we started switching to iMoto. I love a hit on the track, and her little brother Blair loves it too.

Ruary (right) and his brother Blair at the event.

“Ruary started to get better and better and he was really enjoying himself.

“Anything electrical is really front and center right now.

“There is a new championship, Brushless MX, based in Devon, and they are really keen to build the series.

“They are trying to get the name out there and wanted to bring it to Scotland. Neil Buchan, the owner of iMoto, had told Ruary he’d sort it out with a bike to get into it and asked if he’d like to ride it. And of course he did.

“It was a great day. It was so relaxed compared to karting.

“He came out and did so well. He was so focused.

“He qualified second and in all four races he finished first overall.

“We were super shocked for him. We now head to Devon on Saturday for the Championship return.

Ruary Breen, 11, from Dumbarton, who recently won the brushless motocross championship
Ruary in action at the Championships in Glasgow.

Lynsey admits that she initially said no to letting Ruary go out on two wheels, but that he gained the trust of her and her bike-crazed dad Craig.

Lynsey continued, “Safety is paramount in all of these sports. You trust the organizers that the track is safe and that there are only a certain number of children on the track at a time.

“Don’t get me wrong, as a mother, it’s nerve-wracking to watch him jump over a hill or turn a corner.

“He’s a great little driver, and he’s made of steel. He is sensible and clean.

“It can be nerve-wracking, but I have a lot of confidence in him.”

And Ruary’s performance caught the eye of iMoto owner Neil.

He commented: “It was a fantastic and great day to put Scotland and our track on the map for this UK event.

“Ruary is enthusiastic and talented, and I hope he continues to get better and better in the sport.”