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Hedger takes the positives from local circuit
Luke Hedger raced at his local circuit this weekend( Thruxton Hamshire0. it was to be round 7 on the MCE British Superbikes Championship calendar but with the coarse, hard track it was certainly going to be a tough one on the tyres.
Luke had a few issues duing Practice and quailifing which found him in 20th for the first race on saturday.
With new settings in place and unpredictable weather patterns Luke Hedger, 21 from Yate didn’t get much time on the track before being thrust into the first race of two for the weekend.
A field of 25 riders set off on the green flag lap before roaring round the first bend at well over 100mph. A squad of scramblers so formed up front leaving Hedger with a lot of work to do from 20th on the grid. I am sure its safe to say a position he is not accustomed to. He brought the EHA Racing Aprilia home in 17th place after a small deduction of 0.5 seconds for exceeding the track limit.
With luck not on his side he went away to refocus and to put his mind in gear for the main race ahead. He started 16th on the grid for this race and finally we had some consistency with the weather with little cloud in the sky.
The race was red flagged immediately after a racing incident on the 5the lap bringing the field to a complete halt for the next hour. The race was then restarted with the now shorter distance of 8 laps. Hedger moved up into 13th place where he stayed for the remainder of the race not able to gain any more on the leading pack.
“There’s not a lot to say about this weekend, apart from it was a tough one and we suffered bad luck in every session. We had the pace in Sunday’s race but suffered more bad luck with the bike, but I can't thank Ian enough for all his hard work. I couldn't have got that bike round Thruxton without his support and that of my sponsors, SRS, Swindon Karting and lid365.com.”
Our thoughts today are with the
team, family and friends of Mark Fincham, who sadly succumbed to the injuries he sustained in today’s Superstock 1000 race at Thruxton.
The next round of the National 1000 Superstock Championship takes place at Cadwell Park on the weekend of August 18/19/20.
SRS international (Simon Whatley), Swindon Karting (James and Matt Cox),IN Aprilia(Ian Newton),One-X Leathers(John McQueen), Lids365.com,J.C.Cook Cycles(Andrew Jones),HJC Helmets,Daytona Boots, Knox gloves, Cami pix Photography and Dave Siney.