Gearlink Kawasaki News

29 June 2016

Challenging weekend at Knockhill

It was a challenging weekend for the team at round four of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at the Knockhill Circuit. Luke Hedger was forced to retire in race one and was sixth in race two. Mason Law gained a tenth place in race one but had to retire in race two with a technical problem.

Luke was setting some consistent times in the wet and dry conditions in the practice and qualifying sessions, qualifying in a strong fifth place for race one. He got a great start and was soon up to fourth place and battling to improve his position further before having to retire into pit lane with a technical problem. For race two he started from sixth place on the grid, did not get the best of starts but managed to regain his grid position to score some solid points.

Mason struggled all weekend to find a suitable set up but managed to salvage a good eighth position on the grid in the wet qualifying session. He got boxed into turn one for race one dropping back to 13th at the end of lap one but managed to fight his way through to finish in 10th position.

His lap times in race one were only good enough to put him in 13th place on the grid for race two but it was clear from the start that he had a problem and despite his efforts had to retire on lap five.

In the MCE British Superbike series, Vittorio Iannuzzo struggled throughout the weekend with set-up issues and was forced to DNF both races.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It really was a tough weekend for the team. We had two DNF's in Supersport and we will be fully investigating the causes and working hard to  rectify the situation ready for the next round at Snetterton.

Since Vittorio was hit by another bike at the last round at Brands Hatch the Superbike has not been right. We will strip the bike down and will measure everything and effectively start again with the bike. 

We are determined that for Snetterton everything will be 100% and the results will come".

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posted by The Team at 18:15 by E2E Solutions