XENON Piggott is back on track with the love of his life.
The 17-year-old freely admits that, after almost 12 years of competing, he lost interest in the sport and quit last September.
But after six months of soul searching the Nantwich teenager is back with a bang. After just a handful of races, he has rediscovered his form and has made it to Sunday's British Schoolboy Motocross Association (BSMA) Championship semi-final, at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Xenon is confident he can do well at the U18 event: 'I did go a bit stale towards the end of last year, and felt like I'd had enough.
'But that didn't last long. While I regret what I missed, looking back it could have been just the break I needed. I now feel fit again and things are going well. It's in my blood. I'm confident for the semi-finals. If everything goes well I can definitely win it.'
The former Cheshire North West club champion got back in action in March, and has bagged a string of podium places since on his 250cc four-stroke Honda.
The former Malbank School pupil qualified for the semi-finals through the club championship at Warley Wasps.
In Stratford, he will come up against competitors from Coventry and East Anglia in a bid to make the final, in early August.
Xenon's half-brother Harley Fox, 13, will also compete in the nationals, in the Big Wheel 85cc event for 12-16-year-olds.
Xenon is grateful for support from Jimmy McBain at MXR Motocross and Wayne Feehily of Feehily MX.
Anyone who would like to sponsor him can call his grandparents Ray and Doreen Piggott on 01270 568038.