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Fisher picks up places

The two G&S Racing Kawasaki riders travelled to Oulton Park for round three of their respective championships.

Tom Fisher rode to a strong 27th place in the Superstock 1000 class while Milo Ward was unlucky to crash heavily in the Superstock 600 race and had to sit out the bank holiday weekend after being declared unfit to race.

With a huge contingent of 47 riders all chasing a place on the 40-strong grid, Fisher was able to secure a place on row 12 for the race start.

But as the race got under way, Ben Luxton crashed just ahead of him so Fisher had to take evasive action to avoid the collision and ended up dead last on the first lap.

He got his head down and began to pick off the riders ahead, moving through to 36th place on lap two.

He moved up a couple of places on lap four and again on lap five before passing Jamie Tibble on lap six to take up 31st place.

As the race wore on he continued to pick up places to eventually cross the finish line in 27th place.

Tom Fisher (1924145)
Tom Fisher (1924145)

Meanwhile, Ward was running at the front of the field in the stock 600 class in free practice one and was again running first in the second session when he was unlucky to crash at Britten’s.

He had a huge highside and the bike landed on top of him.

Milo Ward crashes out (1924133)
Milo Ward crashes out (1924133)

He felt ok apart from a few aches and pains but later in the day became disorientated and was taken to the medical centre.

He was transferred to hospital for further tests which confirmed he had severe concussion plus ligament damage to his arm and a broken thumb and nose. He was ruled out of racing for the next 10 days and so sat it out in the paddock for the rest of the weekend.

Milo's helmet (1924150)
Milo's helmet (1924150)

Team manager Mark Fisher said: "I am really pleased with Tom’s performance.

"Although the result does not really show in his result, we have made some big steps forward with the bike and hopefully have rectified the problem.

"It was unfortunate Tom was caught up in Ben’s crash which left him playing catch-up at the back of the field but he did well to pick up places and finish the race within the top 20.

"As for Milo, how unlucky can he be? He was riding at the top of his game in free practice and holding first place throughout free practice.

"He made a mistake and crashed on the third lap of the second session while holding first place again.

"The bike hit him on the face and chest he was severely concussed, fractured nose and thumb, ligament damage to the tendons in his wrist and a bruised sternum and lots of bruising but after taking 170kg of motorbike in the face he got away with it pretty lightly.

"I have to give a huge thank you to the dedicated staff at the circuit medical centre plus the hospital as they were amazing."

The next round is at Donington Park on May 27 when both classes will be racing as part of the support package to the World Superbike round at the Leicestershire circuit.

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