CHIPPENHAM’S Shaun Woods competed in his first-ever weekend of racing when he took part in the first round of the No Limits Motorcycle Road Race Championships at Donington Park.

On board his Suzuki GSXR 600, Woods posted the 15th fastest time during Saturday’s qualifying session for the Metzeler Newcomers 600cc Championship races.

He started his first-ever race from the fifth row of the grid and by the end, had climbed a few places to finish 12th.

Woods set out for the second race from ninth on the grid, and despite dropping down to 14th initially, he worked his way back up to finish 11th.

Woods threatened a maiden top-10 finish over races three and four, but ultimately had to make do with a pair of 12th-place finishes.