Gearlink Kawasaki News

17 July 2019

More good points at Knockhill

Round five of the Dickies British Supersport Championship took place at the Knockhill Circuit with the first race re-scheduled to the Sunday due to poor weather conditions on the Saturday. Despite further rain on the Sunday Ben Wilson secured a fantastic fourth place with Ross Twyman finishing as 9th Supersport rider in the first race. For race two Ben again secured another great fourth and Ross a strong sixth.

The weather was perfect thoroughout the practice sessions but deteriorated as the weekend progressed. Ben tried several different settings, having not raced a Knockhill since 2015. He ended up qualifying in 11th place on the grid for the first race and pushed hard in the tough, wet conditions, working his way through the field to gain a fantastic fourth place.

For race two he started from seventh on the grid in the dry but windy conditions. He got one of his great starts and was up to fifth after the opening lap. Despite dropping back he pushed hard to gain another strong fourth place. 

Ross is still struggling to adapt fully to the Kawasaki and qualified down in 18th place for the first race. However he pushed hard to work his way through the field to a strong ninth place.

For the second race he started from 14th on the grid, got a great start and was soon moving throough the field to secure a very good sixth place.

Fraser Rogers made a welcome return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship after badly breaking his arm at Oulton Park. Unfortunately, despite making the practice and qualifying sessions he was in too much pain to compete in both races.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "All in all it was a good weekend and both Ben and Ross worked around problems to get some good results. Ben worked exceptionally hard to fight for two fourth places and Ross while still trying to find a suitable set-up achieved a really good sixth place and i am pleased with how they both rode.

We always knew it would be tough for Fraser to come back but it was good to get a run out on the bike to make sure that everything was ok as the bike was destroyed in the crash. He did really well to qualify in 24th place considering the pain he was in and we hope that he can heal further before Snetterton." 

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posted by The Team at 17:30 by E2E Solutions