Gearlink Kawasaki News

17 May 2019

Hard work at Oulton Park

The team worked really hard all weekend to find a good set up for both riders with the new Kawasaki 636 in the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Oulton Park. Despite some problems Ben Wilson rode  two hard races to finish 11th in race one and a strong ninth in race two. Ross Twyman also had a difficult weekend and was 15th and 19th in the two races.

The pair had issues all weekend with set -up but both were persistent in trying to find something that they can get a positive result with the new bikes.

Having qualified in 21st place Ben got a great start in race one moving through the pack to finish in a solid 11th place. Ross qualified in 23rd place and he to managed to gain places to fiinish in 15th place.

For race two Ben qualified in 17th place and Ross 22nd. Ben got another great start and again soon moved through the pack to gain a solid ninth place. Ross had some issues and had to pull into the pits but went back out again but was unable to gain any places finishing in 19th.

In the Bennetts British Superbike class Fraser Rogers had a huge crash during the first practise session. He sustained a broken upper arm in two places and was sent to Stoke hospital for treatment. He was released the following day and will be having an operation soon to get him on the mend and back racing.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It has been another disastrous weekend for the team and despite no end of testing we cannot seem to find a good set-up with the new 636. We are now working on something different for Donington, which we feel will enable us to be more competitive but because we are working with other parties we are unable to say any more at this time. I would like to thank Ben and Ross and all our sponsors for their understanding with this situation.

Fraser also had a terrible weekend crashing in FP1 and breaking his arm, we all wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to the team."

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posted by The Team at 17:23 by E2E Solutions