JR Motosport rider Jamie Robinson made it four points scoring rides in the last four races with another battling performance at the penultimate round of the British Supersport Championship which took place at Oulton Park in Cheshire ...
JR Motosport rider Jamie Robinson made it four points scoring rides in the last four races with another battling performance at the penultimate round of the British Supersport Championship which took place at Oulton Park in Cheshire yesterday.
Yorkshireman Robinson had to overcome the wet conditions during Friday's testing and the changeable weather throughout the remainder of the weekend but following on from his recent good performances at Mallory, Croft and Cadwell, the Yamaha R6 rider was confident going into the 16 lap race.
Robinson got a great start but as has been typical of his luck this season, two riders fell in front of him on the opening lap forcing him to take evasive action which dropped him a number of places. The former 250cc British Champion battled back up the leaderboard when a similar incident involving Aussie Paul Young stopped him in his tracks again and meant he had to settle for another 13th place finish at the flag.
"That was so frustrating as every time I'd worked my way up to the pack in front of me, something happened meaning all the hard work I'd done was for nothing. I was riding OK but again we were losing out on the straights to the bikes with quicker acceleration. I really hope we can put all the bad luck behind us and go out with a bang at Donington next weekend" said the 28 year old from Holmfirth.
Meanwhile 17 year old team mate Paul Veazey left Oulton Park disappointed following from his 21st place finish after again being the victim of an incident not of his making. The Middlesbrough teenager got a great start from row six of the grid but as they exited the first corner, one of the leading riders had a machine problem meaning Veazey had to slow to avoid a collision:
"Oulton Park is a circuit I've always struggled at and it didn't help when I had to shut off to avoid crashing on the opening lap. I tried to get my head down after that and in the end I just wanted to bring the bike home as there was no point in crashing. I hope we can get a good result at Donington next weekend as I really like that track and all I need is a little bit of luck" said Veazey who will be hoping for his first points of the season at the Donington Park finale.
Robinson echoed Veazey's comments: "We had high hopes for Paul after his great ride at Cadwell but it wasn't to be. He should go well at Donington and we can both round the season off in style."