Gearlink Kawasaki News

24 October 2014

A win and podium at Brands Hatch

It was another brilliant weekend for the team in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship season finale at Brands Hatch. Glenn Irwin took a fantastic victory in race one with Luke Hedger in a great fourth place. In the second and final race of the year Glenn took second with Luke in sixth.

The young pair were riding superbly well all weekend with both riders securing front row positions following a damp qualifying session.

Both got off to strong start in race one with Glenn and Alastair Seeley dicing for the lead throughout the race with Glenn managing to take Alastair on the eighth lap to go on and take his fifth win of the season. Luke continued his good form in recent races to take a well deserved fourth place, his best result of the season.

In the second race Glenn started from third place on the grid with Luke fourth. Luke had to avoid a crash on the opening lap which dropped him back to seventh but fought hard to get up to fourth place eventually finishing in sixth. Glenn soon got to the front and again was battling with Alastair for the lead and this time had to settle for a great second place.

It was a mixed weekend for Ben Wilson in the MCE British Superbike Championship. He had a good first race finishing in 12th place having started from 18th on the grid but sadly a power problem forced him out of race two and in race three he finished 17th.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It has been a great finish to the season in the Supersport class for the Gearlink Kawasaki team and our riders Glenn and Luke. Both were up at the front all weekend, during the practice and qualifying sessions. Glenn worked really hard to take the win in the first race and Luke rode extremely well to take his best ever position in this class. 

In the second race Glenn again fought hard in a great race to finish on the podium in second place. Luke was in the mix but was suffering from arm-pump in the closing stages of the race.

We have achieved more in Supersport than we though this year as we took on two young new riders in the Championship and the results have shown how hard they have worked with Glenn really upping his game this season.

The results in the Superbike class have sadly not been where we would have wanted to be albeit in our first year in this class, we had a power issue in the second and third races but it was not meant to be.

I would like to thank everyone involved in the the Gearlink Kawasaki team for all their hard work and dedication this year. I must also say a special thank you to TTS Surfacing Ltd and KMUK for all their support and committment to us as well as our sponsors and fans." 

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