Rory Skinner

Blog | Rory Skinner in the points at Assen

Hi Everybody,

I had a great weekend for races 3 and 4 in Assen.

I have been there once before so spent the practises concentrating on my lap times and having small battles with other riders to improve my race craft. I learned some new lines and made small riding style changes that I learned from the other Rookies and I qualified 19th.

I really enjoyed Race 1, I was able to get a good start and work my way up into 15th position by the end of the first lap. Unfortunately on lap 6 one of the riders in front of me ran off the track and when he re-joined I had nowhere to go and I ran into the back of him.

Thankfully we both stayed on but I had to run off the track and I lost all of my speed and lost the group. I was able to stay in 15th position for the rest of the race and I scored my first championship point!

Race 2 was also good, I was again able to get a good start and I finished the race in 14th position. I was very happy with that as it meant I made another step forward and gained another 2 points.

When we got back from Assen on Sunday evening we went to see one of my favourite bands, AC/DC who were playing at Hampden Park in Glasgow. I really enjoyed it and it's an experience I will never forget.

See you all at Sachsenring,