Hobbs On The Podium At Snetterton Again Hobbs Racing rider Dennis Hobbs continued his early season form with another pair of rostrum placings at a sun-drenched Snetterton yesterday. Aboard his Scott Leathers sponsored Suzuki, the 21...
Hobbs On The Podium At Snetterton Again
Hobbs Racing rider Dennis Hobbs continued his early season form with another pair of rostrum placings at a sun-drenched Snetterton yesterday.
Aboard his Scott Leathers sponsored Suzuki, the 21 year old from Guisborough recorded second place in the opening THINK! British Superbike Cup Championship around the Norfolk speed-bowl with a similar result in the second leg and in doing so consolidated second position in the series.
Hobbs suffered a heart-stopping moment in Saturday's qualifying when his front mudguard broke at well over 150mph problems and locked the front wheel. Dennis brought the machine under control without crashing but the resulting time loss meant the team were further down the grid than they wanted to be.
Despite the handicap, Hobbs battled through both races as he diced with some factory riders and in the end scored two solid results behind double winner James Ellison and as a result, he lays just one point adrift of his rival going into next weekend's races at Oulton Park:
"I'm much more comfortable with the set up after the problems we had during qualifying but I had to ride really hard to get these results" declared Dennis. "I got involved with the likes of James Haydon and Kieran Clarke and James got away from me but I know we have a bike that is capable of winning now and I'm really looking forward to Oulton Park".
The next rounds take place at on bank holiday Monday May 3rd.
<pre> THINK! Superbike Championship Cup Standings (after Round 3) 1, James Ellison Yamaha 108 pts 2, Dennis Hobbs Hobbs Racing Suzuki 107 pts 3, John Kirkham Suzuki 86 pts 4, Sam Corke Suzuki 67 pts 5, James Buckingham Suzuki 65 pts 6, Chris Martin Suzuki 49pts