JR Motosport rider Jamie Robinson continued his great mid season form with another points scoring ride in front of another bumper Bank Holiday crowd at round eleven of the British Supersport Championship held at Cadwell Park ...
JR Motosport rider Jamie Robinson continued his great mid season form with another points scoring ride in front of another bumper Bank Holiday crowd at round eleven of the British Supersport Championship held at Cadwell Park yesterday.
Yorkshireman Robinson planted his Yamaha R6 on row four of the grid following a frenetic qualifying session whilst team mate Paul Veazey started from row six for the third successive meeting, despite a spill in second qualifying in which he injured his wrist.
With in excess of 30,000 fans gracing the Lincolnshire track, Robinson started well as the pack sorted themselves out in the early stages, before setting into a dice for the lower points scoring places. At the end of the 16 lap epic, the former 250cc British Champion posted a 13th place finish which was good for three more championship points.
"That was hard work and I'm a little disappointed not to have finished a few places higher. I got held up in the race as some of the riders around me were not as fast on the corners but their bikes were a lot quicker then mine on the straights. As a result I was getting held up and it was very frustrating. We need to have a look at things in that department as the final two races are on tracks where it is vitally important to have a fast bike" said the 28 year old from Holmfirth.
Meanwhile 17 year old Veazey defied the pain of his practice spill to record a 19th place finish at a track which he likes although has never been particularly kind to him. The Middlesbrough rider looked to be on course for his first points of the season following a solid first day when a coming together with another rider saw him crash out of second qualifying to hinder his progress during Monday's race.
"It was the same rider I had a coming together with at Croft but this time I ended up falling off! My wrist and shoulder was a little bit sore but I dug in and gritted my teeth which is what I needed to do. I just need an ounce of luck and the first points of the season are there for the taking" said Veazey who will be hoping to do that next time out at Oulton Park in two weeks time.
Robinson echoed his protege's comments: "Despite the crash, this has been Paul's best weekend by far and I'm very pleased for him. He got stuck in and showed some aggression but he still needs to be more forceful in the opening stages of the race. He got shuffled out again and made a lot of work for himself but a top twenty finish is great and he showed fantastic resolve"
Supersport Race Result -- 16 laps
1, Jay Vincent (Honda) 25m40.032s, 2, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) +0.417s, 3, Stuart Easton (Ducati) +0.526s, 4, Michael Laverty (Ducati) +1.145s, 5, Matt Llewellyn (Ducati) +6.255s, 6, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) +6.644s, 7, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) +15.572s, 8, Craig Jones (Triumph) +15.815s, 9, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) +16.503s, 10, Paul Young (Honda) +20.002s. 13, Jamie Robinson (JR Motosport Yamaha) +24.438, 19 Paul Veazey (JR Motosport Yamaha) + 44.888s.