MOTORCYCLIST Dominic Herbertson has continued his impressive season with another eye-catching performance.

The 27-year-old finished in the top 20 at the Macau Grand Prix, on the south coast of China. 

The Hexham man recovered from a hand injury sustained at an earlier event, to perform admirably on his debut at the GP.

Representing the Defabet Revitt Racing Team, he rode a Kawazaki ZX1U-RR on the eight-lap course.

“I can’t thank the team enough this week,” he said. “I was struggling with a nasty hand injury which was making it hard to turn the bike. 

“But the circuit here is great, and I was over the moon with what I achieved.”

It came less than three months after Herbertson won the junior classic trophy at the world famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) event. 

His victory, at the end of August, was an historic one, as Herbertson was understood to have become the first ever racer from Northumberland to lift silverware at the venue. 

Teammates Peter Hickman and Michael Rutter, both representing the Aspire-Ho by Bathams Racing team, finished first and second respectively in the Macau Grand Prix. Fellow Britton Martin Jessop was third.