Best World Championship race finish for Indy on first visit to iconic Assen
British teenager Indy Offer raced to a career best P23 in the latest round of the FIM Supersport World Championship at the iconic TT Circuit in the Netherlands.
Despite it being another new circuit, Indy was able to quickly get up to speed and when the lights went out for Race 1 on Saturday, showed great determination despite having his race compromised by other riders around him not thinking about the ‘race’, instead racing to block and slow the group, which cost them time.
Nevertheless, Indy was able to finish a more than respectable twenty-third on Saturday, and after another spirited ride on Sunday recorded another encouraging result after overhauling two riders in the final lap and a half.
The championship now moves to the Most Autodrom in the Czech Republic in a fortnight, a new circuit for the majority of the riders.
“It was my first time at Assen and as you can expect we had to start with a base and then try things in a short space of time to maximise our potential for the weekend. Some worked and some didn’t but that’s part of the learning process. In qualifying we made a change that didn’t work and that left us on the back foot for Race 1. I gave it everything in Race 1 despite some idiotic riding from some of my rivals, but it taught me a lot and I was able to finish just outside of the top twenty – my best ever result in a World Championship race .Sunday we were able to have another race long fight and I was able to once again come out on top of my own personal on track battle. I am looking forward to Most in the Czech Republic and to continuing the momentum there.”