STROUD teenager Myles Wasley will take part in a world final at the famous Assen track in Holland next weekend, writes Jeremy Ryan.

The talented 15-year-old booked his place at Assen after gaining a second-place finish at Donington Park.

Wasley said: “I came into this weekend looking for the win and with a second in the bag I needed a solid second race finish but was denied it by a desperate move from another rider taking me out at the old hairpin.

"Luckily the bike wasn't too badly damaged and I walked away pretty much ok.

"In race three I was out for a win but starting 10th it was going to be a challenge with lap times so close. But I battled on for a second just pipping Aaron [Wright] to the line. With a front row start a win may have been possible."

Earlier, he set a superb qualifying time of 1:53.879, missing out on top spot by just 0.051 seconds.

Wasley made a superb start and opened up a gap over the field rising to 2.5 seconds by the third lap.

As the race went on the chasing pack began to close the gap. On the penultimate lap Wasley was caught by Wright and Nixon - dropping him to third place. Although Wasley was unable to recover the lead he did recover second place and secured 20 valuable championship points.

Race two saw grid positions based on the fastest laps in race one, Wasley lined up at the head of the second row. He got away well moving up to third place at the end of lap one.

Unfortunately, on the second lap another rider tried an over ambitious move up the inside of Wasley at the hairpin. The result was the two riders crashed out to end their races.

The third and final race was on Sunday and Wasley had to win or finish second to qualify for the KTM Cup world final. He made an unbelievable start, gaining four places on the first lap, to move into sixth. With four laps remaining Wasley moved up to fifth place, 0.141 seconds behind the rider ahead. On the final lap, Wasley took second by 0.156 seconds.

Wasley added: "A massive thanks to all my sponsors for getting me through this year and everyone who helps me. A big thanks also to Richard, Mat, Steve Plater and all the BSB crew and orange army."