Photo credits Camipix Photography
A real mecca for bike fans, Cadwell Park hosts the biggest round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, with thousands of spectators travelling to the circuit fondly nicknamed the 'Mini-Nurburgring' every August. With around 60,000 people on the edge of their grandstand seats it certainly was a great race on the Sunday.
Cadwell Park is most famous for 'the Mountain', where bikes frequently get airbourne. luke had a very good weekend up to race day where his luck run out in Lincolnshire.he was on fire till this point putting in great times in both free practice sessions and getting 4thposition in qualifying placing him on the second row of the grid despite only getting in 5 laps due to unpredicted weather.
On the seat of the EHA Racing Aprilia, Luke is part of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class where currently Danny Buchan is leading the championship. Luke awoke sunday morning not feeling his best coming down with a cold but he was determine for this to not get in his way . Going into Sunday morning warm up Luke had not completed a lap before unfortunately crashing out. Unhurt and unscathed he refocused for the race with the team getting the bike back to the garage they only had two hours to get the bike fit for the race.
The race was started by remembering the late Mark Fincham in a minutes’ silence before the roars of the 1000cc engines starting up and went on their green flag lap. Hedger put on an great show although he got clipped on lap 1 making him lose a few place he made great progress throughout the race.just as he made it pass 4th place, and pulling closer to the lead group he made making a minor mistake on the 12th lap leaving him in the grass. It was sad to watch but again unhurt he will take the positives from this weekend.
Hedger said: “It’s maybe a strange thing to say, but apart from the crash today, the team and I
have been on the pace all weekend, and we had the podium in our sights! I was just pushing a bit too hard in that final few laps of the race, looking for that elusive podium finish. While I’m not
happy to crash, we have shown enough pace and form to be confident of grabbing a podium before the end of the season. I can't thank Ian, my dad and the EHA team enough for all their hard work and
support they give me, and I can't wait for Silverstone now.”Also I would like to thank my personal sponsors SRS and Swindon Karting who have made this year possible.
The next round of the National 1000cc Superstock Championship takes place at Silverstone on September 8/9/10th.
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.