Banks Racing’s Ed Rendell was crowned the 2014 Motul British Motostar 125 champion, after finishing third overall in his class at the TT Circuit at Assen this afternoon.
He managed to stay on to clinch the title, and all he needed to do was finish on the podium - and he did just that. The 125 spoils ended up going to FPW’s Taz Taylor, with E3 Motorsports Arnie Shelton taking the vacant second step on the rostrum.
Elsewhere Dutch rider, Bo Bendsneyder took the Moto3 victory at his home track, from Olly Simpson and Ten Kate Honda’s Ernst Dubbink. But initially it was FAB Racing’s Bradley Ray who got the best start, but after only one lap he had to retire because of a technical problem.
Moto3 title challengers, Redline KTM’s Joe Irving and Jordan Racing’s Jordan Weaving ended the race in fifth and sixth respectively, but Weaving still leads the championship with a 33 point advantage over his Moto3 rival.
The race was red flagged with two laps remaining as rain started to fall on the circuit, and the riders were all out on slicks, as it was deemed a dry race. There were a few fallers, including 125 rider WNT’s Sam Burman. She took a tumble at Duikersloot, but fortunately walked away from the incident.