MOTORSPORT: TALENTED Solihull racer Alex Murley is targeted further success as his debut season in the Supersport 300cc World Championship draws to a close.
The 18-year-old has finished in the top ten twice, scored world championship points in every race thus far, and is currently the highest ranked British racer in the series.
Despite having just three years of road racing experience to his name, Murley has took to the championships like a duck to water.
And with four rounds remaining, the #18 Team Toth Yamaha ride is pushing hard for a podium finish before the season ends in Jerez in two months time.
Reflecting on his season so far, Murley said despite scoring points in the opening round of the series, he knew plenty of hard work was ahead of him.
He said: “Assen saw me get my first ever top ten World Championship result and the good results continued through the next races.
“The highlight of the season so far was Donington Park.
“To get a top ten at my home race was incredible. So many fans were cheering and to meet many of them at the Paddock Show was insane.”
Currently positioned 14th, the former Kawasaki Junior Cup winner has excelled in qualifying throughout the season – which has helped him tremendously come race day.
“It was my riding in qualifying where we made a big step,” said Murley.
“During the break I have been Karting, went to Oulton Park to commentate on the 300cc Kawasaki Cup which I won a couple of years ago and went to Spain riding mini bikes.
“I am as ready as I can be for the final four races so you can count on me pushing for the podium starting in Germany which is a track I like.
“I hope that I can get the results to allow me to stay in the World Championship in 2018 as I think I’ve proved that I can be a front runner.”