SHARK-riders took to the track this weekend at Snetterton, Norfolk for the third round of the British Superbike Championship and its supported classes. SHARK-men had a successful weekend with three wins collected and a host of top ten finishes. The MotoGP championship also continued with round seven of the series from Catalunya, Spain.
At Snetterton in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class Kyle Ryde stormed to victory taking the win. Fellow SHARK-men Aleix Aulestia, Ben Godfrey and Nick Anderson finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. In the championship standings Ryde is currently sitting in third with 57 points (26 points behind the lead).
The Motul British Motostar Championship saw a win and a SHARK 1-2-3 on the podium with Joe Irving taking the win, with Bradley Ray and Jordan Weaving completing the podium in second and third. Scott Redding’s protege Charlie Nesbitt finished the Moto3 class in a respectable fifth place. The championship standings see Weaving lead the championship with 65 points – 15 points ahead of Irving with 50 points.
In the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship Luke Jones finished race one in fourth place and race two saw him DNF. Meanwhile in the Evo class Alex Olsen and Josh Corner finished race one in second and third places. Race two Alex Olsen took the Evo win and has extended his championship lead by 52 points with 133 points in total.
The Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship saw Danny Buchan finish on the podium in second place and fellow SHARK-men in the top ten with Josh Elliott fifth, Lee Jackson sixth, Josh Day eighth, Victor Cox ninth and Marshall Neil in tenth place. The MCE British Superbike races had mixed results for SHARK-men, James Westmoreland in race one was caught up behind a big accident and forced off track and in race two suffered mechanical issues and did not finish. Fellow SHARK-supported Julien Da Cotsa finished race two in fifth place after a DNF in race one.
Meanwhile in Spain for the MotoGP championship Scott Redding crossed the line as the top production Honda rider in 12th place, but was later demoted one place as a result of a time penalty given after the race. Aleix Espargaro finished in sixth place. In the Moto2 class Johann Zarco took his first podium of the year in third place, while Sam Lowes crashed out, unhurt, while in 13th place.
The next round of the British Superbike Championship takes place in two weeks time 27-29 June at Knockhill, Scotland.
Next championship rounds:
20 – 22 June – World Superbike – round seven – Misano, Italy
26 – 28 June – MotoGP – round eight – Assen, the Netherlands
27 – 29 June – British Superbike – round four – Knockhill