No points in the Netherlands for teenage racer Weaving
9:42pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport
JORDAN WEAVING was battling with the leaders in the latest round of the British Motostar Championshiip at Assen in the Netherlands on Sunday when crashing out, writes Alannah Fellows.
The 16-year-old Cirencester Deer Park pupil, who has won two previous races in the series, had a strong qualifying session and secured fourth position on the grid aboard his PaddockChatter-supported KTM Moto3 machine.
The South African-born rider struggled at the start of Sunday’s race, dropping to eighth before clawing his way through the field to be challenging for a podium position.
Pushing his bike hard, Weaving crashed out after eight laps, therefore failing to score any points in the tenth round of the championship.
Jordan said: "The race didn't go as well as I hoped. I worked my way up to third after a bad start and then there was a big battle for second.
I dropped down into sixth and crashed when I was trying too hard to stay with the pack."
Jordan’s next outing is in the Red Bull Rookies Cup next weekend in Aragon, Spain.