26. August 2009
42 riders participated in the first race of the day at the legendary Assen circuit. Jeremy McWilliams, 45-year-old ex GP star that was in the saddle of the KTM Akrapovic RC8R for the first time, started from the second row and was putting in good lap times when he and other riders hit an oil slick in the third round and ended up in the gravel. In the second race, Jeremy finished in an impressive tenth place among a group of high quality competitors on the circuit that he knows well. And with less than four seconds to the fourth placed Smrz, he delivered a top show and gave the KTM Akrapovic Team a reason to celebrate after his crash in the first round.
Jeremy McWilliams (DNF/10.)
“A lot of fun – I really liked racing in the IDM, here in Assen, on the RC8R. We made some small improvements after the training sessions, so the bike suited me even better. The fact is that the IDM is such a top class competition that the settings have to be perfect, if you are racing to win. We’ll be trying to get even further up the order in Hockenheim. My thanks to the KTM Akrapovic Team! The boys really had a lot to do and they gave me a terrific bike.”