This weekend the fourth round of the British Superbike Championship continued from Knockhill, Scotland, while the sixth round of MotoGP took place at Catalunya, Spain. SHARK-men secured wins, podiums and top-ten finishes in both championships.
At Knockhill Ben Wilson dominated both British Supersport Championship races, taking a double win and moving to third place in the overall standings. In the British Superbike class, James Westmoreland finished both races in sixth place, while Alex Lowes crashed out unhurt of race one and finished just off the podium in fourth in race two.
The Monster Energy British Motostar class saw SHARK’s Joe Irving take second place, with Joe Francis fifth. Francis leads the championship with Irving in third place overall.
In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class Jordan Simpkin finished on the podium in third place, and currently leads the overall championship, while Tim Hastings came home fourth. The Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class saw Josh Day finish sixth and Danny Johnson ninth. The overall class standings feature SHARK-supported riders in the top-ten, Victor Cox fifth, Danny Johnson sixth, Josh Day ninth and Dave Johnson tenth.
Meanwhile in the Moto2 race in Spain Scott Redding finished his weekend in fourth place – his best finish to-date at the circuit. Redding still leads the overall championship by 35 points. Fellow SHARK-man Johann Zarco finished within the top-ten in seventh position.
The next instalment of MotoGP will take place 28-30 June from Assen, Netherlands with World Superbikes the same weekend from Imola, Italy and British Superbikes continuing from Snetterton on 5-7 July.
Meanwhile in the last round of the British Flattrack Championship at Norfolk Arena, SHARK-supported Pete Boast finished on the top step of the podium, and is currently sitting third in the overall standings.
It’s fantastic, good for me and for Gearlink Kawasaki who have put a fantastic bike under me this weekend. They have worked really hard during the break and we have been away testing and done some homework. We have come back strong and we have proved this weekend we have the pace to win races.
I got a good jump off the line, but then Zarco just gassed it into the side of my bike at turn one. I thought he’d gone down, because it felt like I rode over his bike. I was lucky to hang on to that one. That dropped me back and I got into a bit of a fight with De Angelis, but then the rhythm started coming better and I was able to close on the leaders. The rear started spinning up a lot about five laps in and, about halfway through the race, I lost touch with the three at the front. After struggling quite a bit this weekend, I’m happy enough to get my best result at a track that’s not been so good for me in the past and to retain my lead in the championship. Now we go to Assen, which is a track I like a lot.