Gearlink Kawasaki News
10 May 2013
It was another action packed weekend for the team at Oulton Park. Alastair Seeley had a stunning weekend securing a great second place in race one and followed it with a fantastic win in race two. Ben Wilson was unable to start race one but finished in a great seventh place in race two despite starting from the back of the grid. Luke Hedger achieved his best result this year finishing in a fantastic second place.
Alastair now leads the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship and was certainly on a mission having qualified in second place and then finishing in second place just 0.1 second behind the winner in what was a closely fought opening race. For the second race he started in pole position and just edged out the second place man for a stunning win.
For Ben it was a different situation as he crashed during the qualifying session resulting in the mechanics having a long job to fix the wiring loom. Unfortunately, time was against them and Ben was unable to start race one and was forced to start race two from the back of the grid. He had a great start and by lap two had moved up to 11th place finally settling for a hard fought seventh place.
In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class it was another great result for the team with Luke finishing in a fantastic second place having started from 10th place on the grid.
Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It was a contrasting weekend of highs and lows. Alastair did an amazing job for the team having been on the pace all weekend. For Ben it was a nightmare weekend. We made a change to the suspension for qualifying and unfortunately he crashed. We were then on the back foot trying to fix it but it was not to be. He did a brilliant job to get to seventh place from the back of the grid but he was not 100% happy with the bike.
Luke rode a fantastic race and to be on the podium in only his third 600 race is brilliant. He rode a clever and intelligent race thoroughly deserving his podium.
Nicole is struggling to find a comfortable set up but she is continuing to move forwards on a bike which is very different to anything she has ridden before"