Gearlink Kawasaki News
27 July 2012
Ben Wilson had a steady weekend qualifying on the front row for the opening 10 lap race. Unfortunately he was pushed wide going into Surtees corner putting him back to ninth but was able to fight back finishing in sixth place.
For the second race he gained a reasonable start and was in fifth place when the race was red flagged. On the restart he was fifth on the grid and finished a creditable fifth. He remains fourth in the championship just 15 points behind the third placed rider.
Ben's team mate for this weekend, Dan Cooper, had a progressive weekend in what could be his last weekend riding for Gearlink Kawasaki unless he is able to find additional sponsorship. He qualified in 13th place but unfortunately crashed out in the first race. In race two he finished a strong 13th.
Scott Hudson had a difficult weekend in what is still his rookie year and despite improving lap times was only able to secure 19th.
12 July 2012
Ben Wilson had another solid weekend at Oulton Park gaining a second place podium in the first race and a fourth place in the second. He has now moved to fourth place in the championship.
The team had worked hard all weekend to get a good set up with Ben qualifying in fifth place for the first race. As usual Ben got one of his great starts and was third into turn one. On the last lap the two front runners, Richards and Kennedy, crashed out leaving Ben to pick up a hard fought second. He started sixth in race two and again had a great start and was locked in a battle with Luke Mossey to finish a great fourth.
Dan Cooper was not with the team at Oulton Park in May so had to start from scratch to find the right settings that would work for him. Despite this he had his best weekend for the team with two good results finishing in 10th and 11th place.
Scott Hudson struggled in qualifying for the Superstock 600 race ending in 20th place on the grid. Oulton Park is a difficult track to learn and understand but Scott continued to improve his lap times, finishing a creditable 16th, just missing out on the points.
6 July 2012
Ben Wilson dug deep again at Knockhill trying to find a good set up during the wet qualifying session resulting in ninth place on the grid. Despite one of Ben's famous great starts, moving him to fifth place at the end of the first lap, a technical problem occurred with him finishing in a still solid 11th place.Things improved in race two and he was unfortunate not to get a podium and finished in a strong fourth place having started eighth.
His new team mate for Knockhill, Dan Cooper, with no testing on the bike secured 17th place in the first race. He improved significantly in race two finishing in 10th place.
Scott Hudson continues to ride well in his first season in the Metzeler Superstock 600 class and is still learning the tracks. He finished a creditable 16th place just outside of the points.