Gearlink Kawasaki News

14 August 2019

Tough Weekend at Thruxton

It was an extremely tough weekend for the team in the Dickies British Supersport Championship. Ben Wilson had a tricky start in the opening race finishing in 10th and in race two unfortunately suffered a a lower leg break. 

Ben had struggled throughout the weekend with set-up issues qualifying in 18th place for the first race. Unfortunately due to a technical problem on the out lap he was forced to start from the back of the grid. He got a fantastic start and worked his way through the field to finish in a strong 10th place in the Supersport class.

For race two he started from 19th on the grid. He got another one of his great starts and started to move through the field until on lap 2 he had a huge high-side and was taken from the track by ambulance. It was later confirmed that sadly he had broken his leg and we wish him a very speedy recovery.

Ross Twyman had another difficult weekend and after sitting down with Michael they parted ways mutually. The team wish Ross all the best in whatever he chooses to do.

Fraser Rogers was flying the flag well for the team in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and continued to improve his times in every practice session. A small step backwards in qualifying saw him placed in 26th place for race one but he worked really hard to finish in 19th place.

For race two he started from 21st place and got another good start and was looking good to progress even further. However the race got red flagged twice and he did not have another spare tyre to run over the third re-start and had to retire. Overall he was pleased with the bikes performance and his arm held up well.

Team Manager - Mochael de Bidaph "It has been a disastrous weekend in the Supersport class, I'm totally gutted for Ben getting injured again but i know how determined he is and sure he'll be working hard to get back fit as as possible.

We were sorry to see Ross leave the team but i totally understand his reasons. We have tried very hard and it has been very difficult with all the changes to the bikes this year. I wish him every success in the future.

I am really pleased with how Fraser performed this weekend and it was good to see him in the mix and fighting for strong positions. We've made some good steps forward with the Superbike so i do hope this continues at the future rounds."

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posted by The Team at 16:28 by E2E Solutions