Multiple top ten finishes, World Championship points in every race, top Brit…with statistics like that you would be forgiven for thinking that the statements made are about a rider with more than 3 years road racing experience but not so, Alex Murley is just 18 years of age and in his first season of World Championship racing.
The winner of the Kawasaki Junior Cup in the UK before a debut European season last year in the EJC (European Junior Cup), Murley’s rise to the front of the Supersport 300cc World Championship has been impressive.
Sitting 14th overall, with top ten finishes at Assen and Donington Park, the final four rounds of 2018 should see the #18 Team Toth Yamaha rider pushing hard, embroiled in a podium fight or two before the final chequered flag of the season is waved in Jerez in a couple of months time.
“My season started with a test at Aragon in Spain before the first round of the World Championship. It was good to see where we were in terms of bike development and from my own riding ability. It was good to score points in my first ever World Championship race but we knew there was work to do with the bike. 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. Misano just before the summer break was another good result but it was my riding in qualifying where we made a big step. I was fastest in Superpole 1 and had a faster race lap time than the winner! 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. Really 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. A massive thanks to all my sponsors including BELL helmets who I am delighted to say I will stay with in 2018…See you all in Germany.”
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