JR Motosport riders Jamie Robinson and Paul Veazey put on a brilliant show in front of their local fans and sponsors with a pair of great rides in round ten of the British Supersport Championship held at Croft Circuit yesterday. Yorkshireman...
JR Motosport riders Jamie Robinson and Paul Veazey put on a brilliant show in front of their local fans and sponsors with a pair of great rides in round ten of the British Supersport Championship held at Croft Circuit yesterday.
Yorkshireman Robinson planted his Yamaha R6 on row three to secure this best qualifying position of the year whilst team mate Veazey, from nearby Middlesbrough, started from row six for the second successive meeting.
With glorious sunny conditions gracing the North Yorkshire track and in front of a massive North East crowd, Robinson got a decent start and was running in the leading bunch as half a dozen riders battled it out around the fast 2.2 mile circuit.
At the end of twenty fast and furious laps, Robinson had done enough to secure tenth place at the chequered flag which as a result, was his best result since Brands Hatch in round two over the Easter weekend.
"What a fantastic weekend for us at the team's local circuit and I'm delighted that all the hard work is starting to pay off. What makes it special is that I was the top Yamaha home and Paul was the second one in what is a truly competitive class. We need to build on this and try to improve at Cadwell where I've not had the best of luck in the past" said the 28 year old from Holmfirth.
17 year old Veazey, for his part, coped well in the hot and humid conditions to bring the bike home in 18h place after a tough race which saw him nearly taken out on the first corner. Having made his best start of the season, Veazey was in the middle of the pack when another rider cannoned into him and forced him wide meaning he dropped way down the order. The teenager battled back to claim 18th at the flag despite his misfortune:
"I found a gap on the run into the first corner and I was well in the mix when all of a sudden, Tom Tunstall side-swiped me and pushed me onto the dirt. I was lucky to stay on but by the time I'd got things under control, I was third last. It was an uphill struggle after that but I'm sure I could have scored my first points if it hadn't been for that" said Veazey who will be hoping to do that next time out at Cadwell Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Supersport Race Result -- 20 laps
1, Jay Vincent (Honda) 28m17.303s, 2, Leon Camier (Honda) +1.240s, 3, Karl Harris (Honda) +7.116s, 4, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) +8.726s, 5, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) +13.659s, 6, Adrian Coates (Suzuki) +15.470s, 7, Matt Llewellyn (Ducati) +15.743s, 8, Stuart Easton (Ducati) +21.402s, 9, Cal Crutchlow (Honda) +21.659s, 10, Jamie Robinson (JR Motosport Yamaha) +26.301, 18 Paul Veazey (JR Motosport Yamaha) + 1m 15.006s.
Supersport Championship Standings (after Round 10)
1, Karl Harris (Honda) 197 pts
2, Michael Laverty (Ducati) 145 pts
3, Jay Vincent (Honda) 142 pts
4, Pere Riba (Kawasaki) 101 pts
5, Leon Camier (Honda) 85 pts
6, Luke Quigley (Suzuki) 81 pts
7, Simon Andrews (Yamaha) 76 pts
8, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) 67 pts
9, Cal Crutchlow (Honda) 57 pts
10, Craig Jones (Triumph) 49 pts
10, Paul Young (Honda) 49 pts
=19, Jamie Robinson (JR Motosport Yamaha) 20 pts