Gearlink Kawasaki News

17 April 2013

More podiums at Thruxton

Following on from the success at Brands Hatch, Alastair Seeley and Ben Wilson were involved in an action packed weekend in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship at Thruxton. There were two races on the Sunday after the sprint race was cancelled the previous day due to heavy rain. Both riders had great results each achieving second and third places in both races.

In the tricky conditions over the weekend it was Alastair that qualified in third place on the grid with Ben only 0.4 sec. behind in fifth. The opening race was scheduled to be 10 laps with five riders battling for the lead in an extremely close race. The race was red flagged on lap six with Alastair taking second place just ahead of Ben in third.

The second race was scheduled for 18 laps but with concerns over tyre wear was cut to 15 laps. It was just as frantic as race one but once again another red flag saw the race cut to 13 laps. As in the first race the leaders were continually swapping places with some very close racing. This time it was Ben who finished in second place with Alastair a close third. 

Luke Hedger had another strong weekend in the Pirelli Superstock 600 class and was fighting for a podium place after a great qualifying position of sixth place on the grid. He finally finished in 10th place in the race having sufferred terrible arm pump from half way through the race.

Nicole Mc Aleer continues to improve having qualified but was forced to retire in the race with a technical issue.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - " I am very happy with the two podiums in each race and it is great to be back at the front with Alastair and Ben both doing a fantastic job. We have struggled a little in the past at Thruxton so to get these results is brilliant. Being up there battling with the other teams is great and proved we can run with them on speed as we have put in a lot of hard work over the winter.

Luke is coming on in leaps and bounds in the Stock 600 class, his confidence is building, qualifying times are good and is making good progress quickly on a new bike.

We are pleased with Nicole's progress as she is improving her lap times with each outing on the bike.

Overall a great weekend and i am very pleased with all our riders."

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posted by The Team at 11:05 by E2E Solutions