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James Webb, Cadwell Park, June 15

Published: 17 June 2003

Updated: 24 November 2014

Thirteen-year-old Pembury rider James Webb saw race action over the weekend at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire where he secured top five finishes to all three of his races on the 125cc Honda.

James entered the two Bemsee Nationwide championship races on Saturday to familiarise himself with the tricky club circuit at Cadwell in preparation for Sunday’s MRO GP125 championship round.

The young Kent rider is obviously a quick learner as he soon mastered the notorious hairpin that caught many riders out throughout the weekend. James went on to notch up a win in the opening eight-lapper and a second in race two and went into Sunday’s championship race brimming with confidence.

A glorious sunny day greeted the riders as they took to the grid for qualifying and Webb put in some good solid laps to secure a second row start to his race scheduled for a mid-afternoon start.

Things didn’t go quite to plan for James, as the race was re-flagged after 12 laps following a heavy crash involving Toby Markham. At the time James was lying in fourth place and poised to move forward.

From the re-start James moved through and into third place but a faller at the hairpin forced him to run wide and lose momentum. Although he recovered well James had lost out on position and ended the 16 lap affair in fifth place to collect a further 11 championship points and move to seventh in the overall standings.

The next round is at Snetterton in Norfolk where James will be looking for a further top five finish to stay in touch with the championship leaders.

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