Marty Nutt secures Ducati Challenge title at Silverstone

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Marty Nutt from Castlerock wins the Ducati Challenge Championship by finishing fourth at Silverstone.

Northern Ireland's Marty Nutt has clinched the Ducati Challenge Championship at Silverstone.

The 37-year-old former Irish champion made sure of the title by finishing fourth on Sunday.

Nutt, from Castlerock in County Londonderry, had held a 12-point advantage over second placed Jonathan Railton going into the final day.

"It only took 15 years but this is awesome. I race because I just love it. The results are a bonus," said Nutt.

"But to see everyone happy makes it all worthwhile.

"When I broke my back last year, and my neck, I knew I didn't want to leave it like that, and to come back and stand here today is mega."

Nutt's father Billy is a former clerk of the course for the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

The Ducati 848 Challenge is a one-make series and is a support event for the British Superbike Championship races.