Disappointment for Van Zon Honda TKR at Brands Hatch It was a hot day at Brands Hatch, a welcome surprise after the previous wet weather of the weekend. But the change in weather made it difficult for teams to arrive at a working setting. Iain...
Disappointment for Van Zon Honda TKR at Brands Hatch
It was a hot day at Brands Hatch, a welcome surprise after the previous wet weather of the weekend. But the change in weather made it difficult for teams to arrive at a working setting.
Iain MacPherson finished the tough race back in eleventh after brake problems left him with arm-pump.
"I'm not sure what happened," said MacPherson, "but the brake lever started coming back to the handlebar grip really early in the race. I had to change from my usual three-finger braking to using my entire hand. This meant I was using different muscles and my arm pumped up. When that happens you lose the subtle control needed to work the brakes and throttle in a race. It was tough and I was glad to finish!"
The race went even worse for Werner Daemen who crashed out of the race on lap 12.
"I got into Druids in the wrong gear because the bike refused to change down from third to second," explained Daemen. "Then, in the middle of the turn, the bike selected second and I was instantly high-sided."
With two non-finishes in two races Werner's hoping for better luck at the next round, held Holland at Assen.
"Although it isn't in my home country," said Daemen, who comes from Belgium, "it's the nearest we get and the crowd are always fantastic there. We have some testing to do before then so we're hoping for better racing at Assen."
World Supersport Championship
Round 8, Brands Hatch July 25-26-27
1. S. Chambon, FRA, Suzuki, 31m 28.121
2. J. VD Goorbergh, NED, Yamaha, +7.045
3. S. Charpentier, FRA, Honda, +7.310
4. K. Muggeridge, AUS, Ten Kate Honda, +10.796
5. F. Foret, FRA, Kawasaki, +12.081
6. C. Vermeulen, AUS, Ten Kate Honda, +14.390
7. C. Kellner, GER, Yamaha, +14.509
8. J. Teuchert, GER, Yamaha, +14.693
9. K. Fujiwara, JPN, Suzuki, +15.360
10. A. Corradi, ITA, Yamaha, +22.659
11. I MacPherson, GBR, Van Zon Honda TKR, +24.199
DNF: W Daemen, BEL, Van Zon Honda TKR, 11 laps.