MOTORCYCLING: Team riders show their support

Kevin Van Leuven
Kevin Van Leuven

With no Superstock 1000 event at the Cathedral of Speed last weekend, the two G&S Racing Kawasaki riders Kevin Van Leuven and Tom Fisher opted to contest the Dutch Superbike race run as a support to the British Superbike Championship round at Assen.

With Van Leuven being a Dutch rider, it was only fitting to support the championship and as in previous years the team decided to take the two Kawasaki machines over to contest the Dutch series.

Qualifying went well for both riders with Van Leuven taking advantage of his track knowledge to secure fourth place and a second row start while Fisher also went well to finish in seventh place for a start from row three.

As the race began, Van Leuven settled into fourth place and remained in that position until lap 10 of 14 when it became clear that all was not well.

He dropped back a place and on the penultimate lap was forced to withdraw with a technical problem.

Fisher was battling in seventh place through the first half of the race before dropping back to eighth in the final stages but the grid was made up of both Supersport and Superbike classes with each class scoring their own points.

Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher

With one Supersport rider finishing just ahead of Fisher, he was awarded seventh place in his class.

Van Leuven joined a few more Dutch riders to take a wildcard ride in the British Supersport Championship round at Assen.

He secured 23rd spot in the Sprint race on Saturday and 29th in the Feature race on Sunday.

The final round of the Superstock 1000 Championship is at Brands Hatch on October 16.