Wyberton team in the points

Kevin Van Leuven
Kevin Van Leuven
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The G&S Racing Kawasaki team were at Silverstone over the weekend where both Tom Fisher and Kevin Van Leuven finished their races in the points while Ozzie Madey recorded a fine 25th place on his first visit to the Northamptonshire circuit.

In the stock 1000 class Nottingham rider Fisher completed his qualifying in 19th place to start the 11-lap race from the seventh row and as the lights went out he shot away to a good start to finish the first lap in 15th position.

At mid-race distance he moved to 14th and one lap later took up 13th place and completed the remaining laps in a lonely 13th place to pick up three championship points.

Van Leuven was competing in the Stock 600 class and, although it was doubtful he would be fit to ride following his heavy crash at Assen, he bravely rode through the pain barrier to record a fine 11th place at the end of the 10-lap race.

He maintained 15th on the first lap before making his way forward until he reached 11th place on the last lap. He held station to the chequered flag to pick up five championship points, bringing his total to 32 with one race remaining in the series.

Isle of Man rider Ozzie Madey was racing for the first time at Silverstone but he showed maturity beyond his years in his approach to learning the circuit.

Once he began his qualifying his lap times began to improve and he started his race in the Stock 600 class from a 12th row grid position.

He was holding 35th position on the first lap but gradually moved forward to make up an amazing 10 places to a creditable 25th place.

Team manager Mark Fisher said: “I continue to be impressed with Tom. Despite struggling a bit with lack of grip the bike has worked well all weekend.

“He worked his way through the field until he made a silly mistake which hindered him but he fought his way back and brought some points back to the team and is moving forward with each outing.

“I was pleasantly surprised that Kevin was able to race this weekend. He was quite badly bruised and suffered an ankle injury at Assen when he crashed. But apart from struggling on turning because of the ankle he did very well and he too brought some points back to the team.

“Ozzie did really well as he has never seen the Silverstone track before never mind raced on it. He had a good battle with the riders around him and kept his cool to bring the bike home safely in 25th place.

“Thanks to all our supporters who made the trip to Silverstone to watch us race this weekend and grateful thanks to our sponsors for their continued support.”

The final round of the two Superstock championships takes place at Brands Hatch on October 18 when the riders will be chasing some good results to end their season on a high note.