Draper Racing star Tommy Philp has won the Supersport race in the BeNeCup Championship in Assen, Netherlands on Saturday.

The Windsor rider also completed both his British Supersport Championship races in eighth position.

Philp was using the new engine and it did not let him down. Qualifying was held in wet conditions on Saturday and Philp qualified for a start from the fifth row of the grid for the sprint race, which also took place in heavy rain.

He went on to start the feature race from the fourth row on Sunday and in fine and dry conditions which made for a faster race.

Philp edged his way forward and crossed the finish line in 10th place but two riders ahead were penalised and this elevated him to eighth place once again.

The ace is now in 16th place in the rider standings on 74 points and with just two races remaining.

Philp entered the BeNeCup Dutch Championship in which a mixed grid of Superbike and Supersport machines battled it out for points in their individual championships.

Philp qualified on pole and held his own amongst a full grid of Superbikes to finish the race in ninth place overall, but he took a decisive win in the Supersport class.

He was over the moon to take the victory and said: “There were a lot more Superbikes than Supersport on the grid and I was running near the front of the field.

"I led the race into the first corner but then the faster bikes caught me on the straights.

"It has given me a lot of confidence to have been able to match the speed of the more powerful machines. I was giving away 400cc to them so I think the new engine is proving to be an asset.

"It has been a while since I stepped onto a podium and I was delighted to secure the win in the Supersport class and receive a trophy for my efforts.”

The final round of the championship is at Brands Hatch on October 15 when  will be hoping to end a successful season on a high note with some top results.

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