Jake Lewis was unlucky not to finish the PATA European Junior Cup race in Imola this afternoon after being taken out by a fellow rider.
Jake who made a great start to lead on the opening lap, was involved in a titanic battle for the first half of the race until as the tightly bunched leading group approached the final chicane just before half race distance.
Lewis was in the middle of the bunch and a light tap from Adrien Pittet was enough to send the double podium finisher to the ground.
Lucky not to be hit by the riders closely following him, Jake is obviously disappointed but can take some consolation that 3 of his championship rivals also failed to finish.
Jake Lewis – DNF: “I was feeling really good and running in the front group. I was running a comfortable pace, it was just unfortunate to be taken out by a rider who was getting a bit over excited. In terms of the championship we are still right in the mix so I just need to make sure I get a good result at Silverstone. I’d like to thank everyone for their help this weekend, there were still a lot of positives so I am looking forward to the next race.”
Championship Standings After Imola:
1st: Guillaume Raymond, 48 points
2nd: Michael Canducci, 46 points
3rd: Robin Anne, 45 points
4th: Jake Lewis, 41 points
5th: Augusto Fernandez, 36 points
6th: Peter Sebastyen, 35 points