MOTORCYCLING: Jordan Weaving misses podium finish by split second
1:07pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Sport
JORDAN WEAVING narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the penultimate round of the Motostar Championship at Silverstone over the weekend following a strong battle in the closing laps, writes Alannah Fellows.
The 16-year-old Cirencester Deer Park pupil came fresh from the last round of the Red Bull Rookies Cup in Spain the previous weekend, where he finished 13th overall.
For Silverstone, Jordan had made changes to the set-up of his KTM Moto3 machine which improved his exit speed on the big sweeping Silverstone corners.
From the second row of the grid, Weaving made a good start and enjoyed an intense battle for the final podium place with Tarran Mackenzie and Andy Reid. He eventually crossed the line in fifth, just a third of a second behind the other pair.
Jordan said: “I had a good race but I felt I could have done better. I’m happy with fifth, because the long straights don’t suit my riding style. "Brands Hatch in two weeks is a tight, twisty track and that suits me better.”
Jordan will hope to climb up from sixth position in the championship standings at the next race.
CIRENCESTER’S Josh Day just missed out on scoring points in the penultimate round of the National Superstock 1000s at Silverstone.
Day found it hard to find a strong set-up on his Be Wiser Kawasaki around the Northamptonshire circuit which meant he only qualified in 22nd position.
The 25-year-old improved through the race, but narrowly missed out on the points in 16th.
Day understands that to improve his results, he needs to work on his qualifying pace.
"I really struggled to get to grips with the track this weekend and I struggled during all the qualifying sessions to try and put a good time in. "I managed to get a good start and I was able to make a lot of passes on the opening lap and in the final stages of the race I was putting in some really good lap times.
"I need to get my qualifying sorted out somehow to give me half a chance when it comes to race day."
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