MOTORCYCLE RACING: TEENAGER Alex Murley continued his impressive WorldSSP300 season with another point scoring ride in the third round of the Supersport 300cc World Championship at Imola on Sunday.
Murley qualified 12th after taking part in the Superpole for the first time in his career.
The 11 lap race was hard fought from start to finish with Murley involved in a six rider battle from the off.
Showing good race craft from the opening lap, the #18 pushed him and his bike to the limit to secure another world championship point scoring finish – finishing 15th – to add to those achieved in Spain and the Netherlands.
The result moves Alex to within a couple of points of a top ten position in the overall classification.
And with confidence high, Murley can head to his home race at Donington Park in a fortnight with his head held high.
He said: “It was a really good weekend at Imola.
“It was a new track for me and practice went well, good progress was made with the bike.
“Qualifying was a new experience for me and we decided to try a strategy of going out first and pushing to do the lap alone but it was the wrong decision.
“We still qualified 12th and were again top British rider so all in all I was confident for the race.”
During the race Murley was involved in a battle with Dani Valle and the championship leader Scott Deroue.
He added: “I really enjoyed the race, putting in some good moves on the brakes.
“I had to give back a position due to a yellow flag on the last lap but all in all it was another strong weekend.
“Next race is my home race at Donington and I cannot wait.”