BSB: Hobbs Racing Mondello Park summary

2004 THINK! British Superbike Cup Championship -- Round 5 Mondello Park, Ireland -- May 22/23rd Another Double Podium For Dennis Hobbs Racing rider Dennis Hobbs moved to within eight points of the lead in the THINK! British Superbike...

2004 THINK! British Superbike Cup Championship -- Round 5 Mondello Park, Ireland -- May 22/23rd

Another Double Podium For Dennis

Hobbs Racing rider Dennis Hobbs moved to within eight points of the lead in the THINK! British Superbike Cup, after a superb performance against the odds at a sun-drenched Mondello Park this weekend.

Aboard his Scott Leathers sponsored 1000cc Suzuki, the 21 year old from Guisborough overcame the pain of a broken ankle sustained a week earlier in Italy and a couple of minor machine problems to record another pair of podium finishes around the tight and twisty County Kildare circuit.

Having qualified on row three alongside the works supported Virgin Mobile Yamaha's of James Haydon and Gary Mason, Hobbs got a blinding start in the first 18 lap race to run inside the top ten for the opening laps before scrapping out the lower placings with a number of rivals, eventually claiming 12th overall and 3rd in the Superbike Cup class.

In race two, Hobbs had to work hard to get through traffic as he hauled in leader James Buckingham but sadly for Dennis, laps ran short and he ended up just over a second behind the West Countryman to finish 11th and 2nd respectively:

"It was a really tough weekend and I'm glad it's over to be honest" said Hobbs afterwards. "The podium is always the intended target and I think had I been fitter, then a couple of wins were on the cards but I'll settle for closing the gap on James (Ellison). I'm going to rest the ankle for a week and I should be a lot better for Thruxton in a couple of week's time" concluded last year's BSB Privateer runner-up.

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Series Other bike
Drivers James Haydon , Gary Mason , James Buckingham , Dennis Hobbs