Podium Finish for Emmett at Cadwell Park MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett bounced back from a disappointing tenth place in race one to claim a superb rostrum finish in front of a massive crowd at round eleven of the THINK! British...
Podium Finish for Emmett at Cadwell Park
MonsterMob Ducati Superbike rider Sean Emmett bounced back from a disappointing tenth place in race one to claim a superb rostrum finish in front of a massive crowd at round eleven of the THINK! British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park today.
The 34 year old Londoner gambled on a dry tyre choice amidst the rain showers that hit the Lincolnshire circuit, and battled his way through the field before making a last lap move to claim the final rostrum place for the first time in six races.
"It's pleasant to say that I am back on the rostrum. I thought I was going to get a nosebleed as I've not been up there for so long! I was struggling against the boys today and in the dry I couldn't really hold a candle to them. The conditions are a good leveller for the bike. It's nice to be back, just a shame it's not at the top of the rostrum but it's a start" said Emmett who consolidated fifth place in the Championship.
Meanwhile for MonsterMob Ducati Supersport rider Michael Laverty it was a case of what could have been when he threw away a certain rostrum position by overshooting the new Link Chicane on the final lap.
The young Ulsterman led for most of the race but his hopes of victory were banished when he made the mistake with half a lap to go.
"I thought I had it in the bag. Every time Vincent passed me I was a lot stronger than him and was able to pass him back. He got back past me on the back straight and I overshot at the chicane. I was gutted. But that's the way it goes sometimes, and hopefully I can learn from my mistake" said Laverty.
Team owner Paul Bird had the following to say:
"It's good to be on the rostrum at long last. Sean rode well, dug in and showed good spirit. I'm disappointed for Michael. He knew he had to win the race to keep any Championship hopes alive. We're used to race wins at Cadwell but we'll settle for a rostrum on this occasion".
Superbike Race One Result
1, Michael Rutter (Honda) 22m31.896s, 2, Ryuichi Kiyonari (Honda) +0.195s, 3, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) +0.493s, 4, James Haydon (Yamaha) +7.093s, 5, Tommy Hill (Yamaha) +8.034s, 6, Dean Thomas (Ducati) +9.011s, 7, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) +12.671s, 8, Kieran Clarke (Yamaha) +13.291s, 9, John McGuinness (Kawasaki) + 1 lap, 10, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) + 1 lap.
Superbike Race Two Result
1, Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) 27m37.598s, 2, Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +6.592s, 3, Sean Emmett (MonsterMob Ducati) +27.925s, 4, Dean Thomas (Ducati) +28.001s, 5, Glen Richards (Kawasaki) +30.238s, 6, James Haydon (Yamaha) +45.587s, 7, Kieran Clarke (Yamaha) +48.132s, 8, John Reynolds (Suzuki) +52.300s, 9, John McGuinness (Kawasaki) +1m03.422s, 10, James Ellison (Yamaha) +1m07.207s.
Supersport Race Result
1, Jay Vincent (Honda) 25m40.032s, 2, Tom Sykes (Suzuki) +0.417s, 3, Stuart Easton (Ducati) +0.526s, 4, Michael Laverty (MonsterMob 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.