MOTORSPORT: Jordan Weaving stays top in Motostar Championship after podium finish at Snetterton

Jordan Weaving                                                                Pic:Alan Heal

Jordan Weaving Pic:Alan Heal

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WOODCHESTER-BASED Jordan Weaving enjoyed a sparkling weekend at Snetterton, securing a podium place in the British Motostar Championship to retain his position at the top of the standings, writes Alannah Fellows.

The 16-year-old was forced to miss the opening sessions of the weekend due to exams so had to play catch up with his rivals, eventually qualifying in fifth position.

A strong start in the race itself soon shot Jordan towards the leaders and he was locked in a close battle with Dutch rider Ernst Dubbink.

Despite securing the fastest lap of the race, Weaving crossed the line just three tenths of a second behind winner Joe Irving in third place.

"I made a few mistakes and battled to get into a good rhythm but towards the last few laps of the race, I managed to take third from Ernst and started to close the gap towards the leaders," said Weaving.

"On the final lap I managed to get right behind Bradley Ray and Joe Irving with just three corners to go. Once we hit the final straight, I was chasing Joe who was in turn going after Brad in the lead.

"Joe managed to get a good slipstream and passed Brad just before the line and I took third."

After the third round results at Snetterton, Weaving still leads the championship by 15 points. The next round is at Knockhill on June 29.

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