Cirencester schoolboy pulls off last-corner pass to win at Donington
7:50am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
JORDAN WEAVING secured his second victory of the season in the British Motostar Championship at Donington Park after a tense battle, writes Alannah Fellows.
The Cirencester Deer Park schoolboy, who has also had two excellent recent top-ten finishes in the Europe-wide Red Bull Rookies Cup, was on his best form at the Leicestershire circuit.
With torrential rain preventing the riders from getting any worthwhile track time, Weaving and his team waited until Saturday to go out. In a positive start to the weekend, Weaving set the third fastest time in the opening qualifying session, however the 16-year-old suffered a crash in final qualifying period at the exit of the final corner, and landed heavily on his wrists.
Starting from fifth position on the grid, Weaving wasn’t hindered by his injuries, however.
Race leader Andy Reid began to pull away, leaving a fierce battle for the minor places. But Reid was forced to retire with two laps remaining, and Weaving along with Tarran Mackenzie went head-to-head for the win.
A dramatic final lap, with a backmarker blocking the racing line, meant the teenagers were rubbing shoulders going into the final Goddards corner. Managing to outbrake Mackenzie, Weaving secured a last-gasp win in spectacular style.
Jordan will be in action again on September 22 when the Motostar Championship moves on to the Assen circuit in Holland.
He is now fifth in the overall standings after Round 9 with Joe Francis leading the field.