MOTORSPORT: A PAIR of ninth placed finishes helped Liam Delves secure ninth place in the HEL Performance British Motostar GP Championship.
The talented Solihull teenager was racing at Brands Hatch to round off a mixed season which has seen Delves hit the deck on more than one occasion.
After a trouble free practice and qualifying session, Delves began the shorter sprint race from a third row grid position and was holding tenth on the opening lap.
He passed Mike Brouwers on lap two and settled into ninth position to become embroiled in a seven way battle for fifth place.
With less than a second covering the seven riders, Delves held his position within the group but was unable to make a move forward and crossed the finish line in ninth place to pick up seven championship points.
He then went on to start the final race of the season from the head of the third row.
Despite making a bad start, Delves recovered and moved to ninth position at the half way stage.
He then became involved in a three way battle for eighth place with Eugene McManus and Edmund Best.
The trio exchanged places throughout the remainder of the laps before Delves was beaten to eighth place by McManus by a fifth of a second.
Liam said: “It was great racing this weekend.
“I was in a seven rider fight for fourth place but unfortunately I came across the line in ninth but I did set my personal best lap in the process.”
This set of results brings Delves a further 14 championship points and bring his total to 127, which puts him ninth in the final championship standings.