Gearlink Kawasaki News

30 September 2013

A Podium at Donnington Park

It was a difficult weekend for both Supersport riders. Ben Wilson gained a strong fourth place in race one but crashed out in race two. Alastair Seeley, riding injured, was able to salvage ninth place in race one and eighth place in race two.

With shocking weather conditions halting most practice sessions, followed by a crash by Ben during qualifying saw him eventually qualify in 14th place. Despite this he rode a fantastic race to finish in a strong fourth place. He qualified in sixth place for race two but crashed out fortunately uninjured.

Following his big crash at Cadwell Park, Alastair crashed heavily during practice aggravating his already sore injuries. He re-injured his infected arm and ribs additionally sustaining a back strain. Despite this he qualified in a brave ninth place for the opening race, finishing in ninth. For race two he qualified in tenth finishing in eighth place.

It was a different story for the two Pirelli National Superstock 600 riders with both Luke Hedger and Mark Wilkinson having a good weekend. Luke qualified in second position and finished on the podium in a great second place. Mark was locked in a tight battle finishing in fifth place, his best result of the season so far.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It was bad weekend as far as the Supersport class is concerned. Ben rode his heart out all weekend and was desperate to bring home a good result for us, it was just a shame about his qualifying crash. He rode well to get fourth in the first race and then missed a gear in race two and crashed out. Alastair's crash in practice set him back and sadly he was unable to ride to his full potential slipping back to second in the Championship despite a healthy lead before Cadwell.

The stock 600 riders really did ride well this weekend and fully desrved their results. Luke bounced back from his crash at Cadwell to gain another podium and Mark once again showed his form to gain fifth place. Both riders are working very hard and getting good results, they are both capable of podiums and hope to end this year on a high note."

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posted by The Team at 13:54 by E2E Solutions