This weekend SHARK’s British Superbike racers were in action at Knockhill, Scotland for the fourth round of the series and at Assen, the Netherlands for the eighth round of the MotoGP championship. SHARK-men dominated the podiums once again in the British Superbike support classes, with points collected at Assen.
At Knockhill in the Motul British Motostar Championship Jordan Weaving took the race win with fellow SHARK-man Joe Irving hot on his heels in second place. In the overall standings Weaving leads Irving by 15 points.
In the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship it was a SHARK 1-2-3 on the podium, with Danny Buchan storming to victory and taking the chequered flag by 10 seconds, Lee Jackson and David Johnson were in second and third respectively. Buchan currently leads the championship by 17 points.
There were further wins in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, this time in the Evo class. Both races saw a SHARK 1-2 on the podium with Tim Hastings and Alex Olsen swapping places – Hastings took the win in race one with Olsen in second place and race two saw Olsen win, with Hastings in second. In the main class Luke Jones finished fourth and seventh.
The Ducati TriOptions Cup saw Marty Nutt finish both races on the podium in second place and Darren Fry close behind in fourth. Nutt is currently third in the overall standings with 82 points. In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race Kyle Ryde finished just off the podium in fourth and is third in the championship standings with 57 points. In the MCE British Superbike races it was mixed results for SHARK riders, Julien Da Costa finished in the points in race two in fifth place and James Westmoreland managed to finish in tenth place after having to start from pit lane.
Meanwhile at Assen Scott Redding finished 12th in the Dutch TT after the weather conditions changed and riders had to swap bikes after just a few laps into the race. Redding hadn’t ridden his machine on wet tyres before and was cautious in the wet early stages, but timed his switch to his second bike with slicks perfectly and stepped up his pace on the drying track to finish in 12th.
It was not good news for SHARK’s Sam Lowes in the Moto2 race. Lowes started the race from the first row after a good qualifying session, but crashed out while holding onto second place. He was able to remount but a further crash put an end to his weekend. Fellow SHARK-man Johann Zarco finished just off the podium in fourth place.
Next championship rounds:
3 – 4 July – World Superbike – round eight – Portimão, Portugal
11 – 12 July – Moto GP – round nine – Sachsenring, Germany
11 – 12 July – World Superbike – round nine – Laguna Seac, America
18 – 20 July – British Superbike – round five – Brands Hatch, UK