Britain’s Alex Murley is optimistic of a big step forward in Assen, The Netherlands in seven days after finishing 24th in the opening round of the 2018 FIM Supersport 300cc World Championship at MotorLand Aragon in Spain.
Murley had a frustrating weekend for a number of reasons, compounded by a significant speed differencial between his Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki 400 that is now permitted in the class. Despite missing out on championship points Murley continued to #PUSH hard all weekend, improving his own personal best lap time from last year and closing the gap to the front runners during today’s race.
With upgrades coming for the next race, and with the memory of a strong point scoring race at the Cathedral of Speed twelve months ago Alex is looking forward to round two.
Alex Murley – 24th:
“Obviously I am disappointed. I moved to Spain, trained hard all winter and improved both my physical and mental condition for it to mean nothing as it was impossible to challenge the front guys. I have to focus on myself and take the positives of which there are quite a few. I like Assen and went well there last year so I am already focused on making amends at round two! I want to say a massive thank you to Grant, my parents and all my sponsors for getting me here and believing in me.”