MOTORSPORT: Slater bombs to best season yet

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Donington dynamo Christian Slater has just enjoyed his best motorcycling season since starting out in the sport back in 2004.

“Bomber” and his CS Racing team finished fourth in the Auto Cycle Union National Club-Mans Championship, which is hosted by the Derby Phoenix Motor Cycle Club.

Slater and his Suzuki GSXR1000 machine had a chance of taking third place at the season finale, held at Cadwell Park.

He started very well, with finishes of fourth in race one and fifth in race two. With a damp track awaiting racers for races three and four, C S Racing decided to fit some part worn intermediate, treaded tyres – and it paid off, with Bomber taking third.

Unfortunately that wasn’t good enough for him to take third in the overall standings, but there was still two more races left to finish.

With prize money still up for grabs, Slater secured a fine third in race four, before claiming a super second in the finale, which was raced under wet conditions.

Slater thanks his sponsors, Commercial Painters (Donington), Dales Sports, The Dyson Doctor, Kingsway Tyres, Lamberts Transport, Massey Car Sales, A16 Road and Race, Paul Wyatt and Danny Osbourne for their support during the season.