Here we are at round 10 Assen, my favourite circuit on the calender. The weather didn't look great over the weekend but I was still excited about getting out there on track! FP1 was a good start but FP2 was wet/drying conditions so we sat out the session. I got out in the Dutch Supersport session on the Saturday just for some extra practice after missing FP2 which was handy. Qualifying was a difficult session I got 8 laps in then I rained so I missed the last 10 minutes of qualifying, I left it too late to put a good time in so I started 10th EVO on the grid which wasn't ideal, the session caught a few riders out and the grid was a little mixed. I knew I had to be aggressive on the first lap and push my way through and put in a good lap time in the sprint race.
I got a mega start and pushed my way through straight to 6th from 10th, I was in a group from 4th to 8th and we were all battling right through the race, me Kloots, Pett, Paulo, Philp and Collier were all in a battle and we were putting some good moves on each other to get to the front of our group. On the last lap Paulo passed me and I was trying hard to pass him back but he rode defensively so it was difficult, on the second to last corner before the chicane he ran wide and lost some speed so I had to make a pass or Pett behind me was going to anyway, so I made a move it was close and me and Paulo touched he went down and I went across the gravel and ended up 6th, Luckily Paulo was OK, I didn't mean for him to go down it was just a racing accident.
Eveyone was waiting to go out to the grid then the race was delayed and I was stuck down the bottom with no tyre warmers as no one knew what was going on, I saw they were I started 6th EVO and got a good start up to 5th, turns 2 and 3 were wet so the first few laps it was really tricky through that part and I didn't want to make a mistake, I finished the race 6th which I wasn't happy with as I was sure I could have done better but the conditions weren't ideal but that's racing!
Massive thanks again to Mark Hanna for all his hard work and help, also thanks to Road and Racing, Pinky, Dad and Mum and Grandad. Also big thanks to Pipe Werx, Fuel 10K, Kushitani, Oxford Products, Pro Bolt, Purbrook Garage, Motor Parts Direct and Maxton suspension.
Another shout out to Paul and Beverly for their support at Assen and also Ashley Bond and Andy Cooper for their support and help.