Britain’s Alex Murley maintained his run of World Championship point scoring finishes in yesterday’s Supersport 300cc race at the challenging Portimao circuit in Portugal.
Narrowly missing out on Superpole, the Team Toth Yamaha rider kept his aspirations for a top ten overall position at the end of the season alive with a valiant fight to 15th at the flag following an epic 9 rider fight.
The result was even more impressive given the fact that the #18 rider had never ridden at the Portuguese circuit dubbed ‘The Rollercoaster’ before.
Crossing the line side by side with four of his rivals, Murley was satisfied to add another World Championship tally and maintain his record as best performing British rider within the series.
The championship now moves north to Magny-Cours in France before the season finale at Jerez in Southern Spain in October.
Alex Murley – 15th:
“It was another good weekend. It was a brand new track for me which made it a bit of a challenge at first as most of the other riders had tested previously. FP1 was difficult but I used it to just learn the track. FP2 we made a big jump and was 11th, missing out on Superpole by 0.04s. Starting 13th on the grid I was really confident for the race and as in every race so far this year it was pretty close with more than 9 riders all together. It was a long tough race but I learned a lot and will take that to Magny-Cours. I’d like to thank Bell, Team Toth Yamaha and everyone for their support.”