CHARLIE Nesbitt suffered a crash in the penultimate round of the Moto3 Junior Championship in northern Spain.

In the first part of qualifying at the MotorLand circuit, Nesbitt recorded a time of one minute 59,140 seconds, which was just 0.41 seconds behind championship leader Dennis Foggia, to put him 11th on the grid.

However, in second qualifying, Nesbitt slipped down to 13th place.

With only one race to contend with, Nesbit got off to a flying start and he had soon moved back up to 11th place.

On the third lap, he closed down team-mate Alonso Lopez and was running with the leading group when he had a huge high-side coming out of turn 15.

Nesbitt was stretchered off after twisting his ankle badly and he also got his hand caught under the bar, which caused his glove to explode and damage a finger.

Nesbitt said: “Qualifying was fantastic and I was looking forward to the race because I knew I could run at the front.

“To be honest, I don’t know why I crashed. I went through the corner as I did on the previous two laps but this time, I high-sided.

“I’m disappointed the way the race ended after we had shown really good pace and I was with the leading group.”

Meanwhile, Max Cook enjoyed another successful weekend in the penultimate round of the Hel Performance Motostar British Championship in Assen.

Having already been crowned the standard class champion, Cook qualified on pole for his category and fourth fastest overall.

At the start of race one, the rain arrived and Cook did not have a full wet set up on this track.

After a difficult start, Cook managed to cross the line second in his class – 20 seconds ahead of the third-placed rider.

Race two took place in near perfect conditions and Cook again finished second in his class and sixth overall.