Gearlink Kawasaki News

15 April 2015

A Podium at Donington Park

Gearlink Kawasaki had a solid start to the 2015 Motorpoint British Supersport Championship at the opening round at Donington Park.

Glenn Irwin was suffering with low energy levels following a bout of flu prior to the first race, He still managed to qualify on the second row in fourth place for the first race and following a restart due to a red flag he got the hole-shot to finish in a very creditable third place.

In race two Glenn started from fifth place on the grid and held that position for the opening five laps of the race. He then passed his team mate Ben Wilson to move through to fourth and despite challenging for third place had to settle for fourth.

Ben Wilson had to adapt to a Supersport bike again having spent last season on the Superbike. Ben and the team worked hard all weekend to get the bike set up as he likes it. He qualified in ninth place for the first race and in the restart got a great start but was struggling to find grip and finally finished in sixth place.

In race two Ben got another great start and was up to second place after the first lap but despite his best efforts finished like race one in sixth place.

Team Manager Michael de Bidaph - "It was a mixed weekend for us in the Supersport class and we have not performed how we would have liked to. Both bikes were purchased brand new over the winter and we do not have enough miles on them to get everything bedded in nicely.We know we have a lot of work to do before the next round at Brands Hatch but know it is possible to sort the issues out.

We knew this year would be tough in this class and we have to be up to speed as soon as possible with both Ben and Glenn. We will work hard to ensure we can give them the best possible package for the remaining rounds as we know both are capable of podiums and expect to be there or thereabouts at the next races.

Joe Burns and Gearlink Kawasaki have amicably parted company after Donington Park."

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posted by The Team at 17:45 by E2E Solutions