ANDOVER ace Richard Spencer-Fleet’s season is over after he suffered a broken hand in his last outing at Assen in the round seven of the Ducati Trioptions Cup, writes Camilla Temple-Court

Qualifying at the Dutch track proved to be tough as the bike was not reacting to the setting changes. He returned to pits and went back out and managed to finish 23rd.

In race one, Spencer-Fleet did not have great start and had his work cut out.

The race was full of passes and daring moves. Places were made but race was red flagged due to a bike down and water all over track.

The bike was running well and fast through the speed traps and he finished 15th taking a point after some disqualifications.

In race two he got a good start and made a few places into turn one.

Getting stuck in from the off got a couple of good laps in and fastest lap hr had ever done round Assen.

Then due to a bike malfunction he was high sided to the moon and came down hard.

The bike cart wheeled away and the race was put under safety car whilst the bike and rider were recovered.

A quick visit to the medical centre, it was confirmed that he had a broken hand and numerous bumps. He was glad to be wearing a top kit from sponsors RST and Xlite.

Spencer-Fleet said: "This weekend has been really tough. With this crash it will be a season ender. With the hand now in a cast and the bike needing to be fully stripped and every bit and bolt checked, we won’t race again this season, but it means we can start to plan for next season.

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