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Sep 1, 2014

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Scott Redding (45).

Top ten for top Brit Redding at Silverstone

Silverstone, Great Britain – 31 August 2014: Scott Redding claimed an impressive tenth place in today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which he finished as both the top production Honda and top British rider.

The 21-year-old rookie rode a determined race in front of his home crowd, overcoming difficulties with a full fuel load in the opening laps, before maintaining a consistent pace to stay ahead of the factory Ducati of compatriot, Cal Crutchlow.

In the final three laps Redding caught and passed Yonny Hernandez, to claim his third top ten finish of the season, also crossing the finish line as the best placed production Honda rider for the fifth race in succession.

Today’s result consolidates Redding’s 12th position in the World Championship standings, with the Honda Gresini rider extending his lead over Cal Crutchlow in 13th and closing to within five points of Alvaro Bautista in 11th.

Scott Redding // 10th

“I’m happy with the result today. At the beginning, with a full fuel load onboard, I was struggling to get the bike stopped and turned. This allowed the guys in front of me to pull away a little in the opening laps, but I managed to keep Crutchlow and the other open class Hondas behind me, which was the aim. As the bike got lighter I was able to push harder and settle into a good rhythm. I caught Hernandez very late in the race for tenth, but managed to beat him to the line by 1.2s. Finishing as top Brit at the British Grand Prix is always good. I know Smith had a problem in the race, but for me it was good to beat Cal today.”




More, from a press release issued by Dorna:

Marquez back to best taking 11th win after brilliant battle with Lorenzo

The Hertz British Grand Prix saw a great battle between Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo won by Marquez as he made an immediate return to winning ways, whilst Valentino Rossi joined them on the podium.

Lorenzo took the initiative to pull out in front in the early stages but Marquez stayed with the front group and took the fight to his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rival. Marquez had the pace to catch Lorenzo, but made two slight errors, giving Lorenzo the opportunity to retake the lead twice.

The pair battled right to the last lap, even touching at one stage and with Repsol Honda’s Marquez eventually crossing the line 0.732s ahead of Lorenzo. The result sees Marquez become the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2005 to win 11 MotoGP™ races in a single season and also sees him return to victory after his fourth place at Brno.

Nine-time World Champion Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was chased hard for third by the experienced pair of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).

Rossi made it onto the rostrum but was trailed by just 0.175s by Pedrosa and 0.544s by Dovizioso. ‘The Doctor’ set a new outright record of 246 starts in the premier class of Grand Prix racing in the Silverstone contest.

Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) won a battle for sixth place as his impressive rookie campaign continued. Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing), Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) and top British finisher Scott Redding (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) completed the top ten.

Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) was down in 12th, whilst Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) was 22nd after experiencing a rear end problem.

Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) crashed out towards the end of the race, ruining his quest for a top ten finish.

Moto2™: Superb Silverstone victory secured by championship leader Rabat

The Moto2™ race at the Hertz British Grand Prix was won by Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) on the last lap, with teammate Mika Kallio and Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) joining him on the podium.

Standings leader Rabat rode brilliantly from fourth on the grid, staying with the front group and making a move on provisional leader Kallio in the final stages, to take maximum points again.

Kallio did his best to hold off his Spanish colleague but was eventually beaten to the line by just 0.063s, whilst Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) showed his talent once again to finish in third place, only 0.14s adrift of Rabat.

Pole man Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) came home fourth, 2.571s back on the race winner. Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team) picked up good points in fifth and sixth.

Home rider Sam Lowes (Speed Up), Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia), Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing) and Axel Pons (AGR Team) completed the top ten.

An early crash ruined the day for Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) as he clipped the back wheel of Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and ended up in the gravel. The Swiss rider remounted to finish 21st.

Also struggling early in the race was debutant Dakota Mamola, who was forced to pull into the Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 garage with a technical problem. Substituting for unwell Spanish rider Nico Terol, Mamola rejoined and gathered experience at the back of the field.

Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) crashed midrace, whilst fighting for top ten points on his birthday.

A mistake by Jonas Folger (AGR Team) at turn 16 on lap 13 saw him slide out and take Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) with him – causing a DNF for both riders.

On the Taylor Made bike for Brough Superior Racing 50 year-old veteran Jeremy McWilliams rode valiantly, despite a broken nose sustained in a Saturday practice crash and a lap time way off the pace of the rest of the field. He was lapped by the frontrunners with three laps to go but collected crucial data for the team.

Moto3™: Rampant Rins triumphs in exciting lightweight contest

The Moto3™ race at the Hertz British Grand Prix was won by Alex Rins on the final corner, with Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini also on the podium.

Pole man Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) was pushed right to the limit by his teammate Marquez and by Bastianini, who both provisionally led the race. The winning margin between Rins and Marquez was just 0.011s, with Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3) just 0.061s back on Marquez.

Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) was unlucky to miss the podium, having run with that front group. He eventually finished fourth and was just 0.051s away from a rostrum result.

A further four and half seconds back Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) won a battle for fifth involving a huge group of riders, whilst Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was just a tenth behind in sixth place.

The top ten was completed by Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN), Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold), Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) and Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo).

Wild card Joe Irving crashed out in the early stages, with Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) also going down early on. New Mahindra Racing rider Andrea Migno was another crasher, though fortunately all those riders were uninjured. Scott Deroue (RW Racing GP) was forced to retire with smoke coming from his exhaust late in the race.




More, from a press release issued by KTM:

MILLER HANGS ON TO MOTO3 POINTS LEAD AT SILVERSTONE

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller of Australia finished a hard fought sixth at the Moto3 GP of Great Britain on Sunday on the Silverstone circuit but managed to hold onto his lead in the World Championship standings.

Top KTM rider was 16-year-old Enea Bastianini of Italy who rode a great race to finish third place behind Alex Rins and Alex Marquez, both of Spain.

Jakub Kornfiel of the Czech Republic and Italian Niccolo Antonelli both raced their KTM Moto3 bikes to fifth and eighth positions to give KTM four of the top eight slots in Rd. 12 of the competition.

Miller, a Red Bull athlete started in the middle of row three on the grid, only the third time this season he has been off the front row. He got away well and immediately moved up three places in the opening lap. The Australian then managed to ride with the leading four for most of the race with the riders fighting hard and constantly jockeying for the lead. With 16 riders vying for the win and barely separated on the time sheets, the race quickly developed into a blueprint of the last round on the Brno circuit. The Brno race was the closest ever finish by a large group of riders in the history of the small bike category.

Miller, who started the round with a 23-point lead, began to lose touch with the four front-runners with five laps to go as Rins, Marquez, Bastianini and Oliviera fought it out at the front. Particularly impressive was Bastianini’s ride. The young Italian showed little respect for the two Honda riders at the front of the pack as he fought hard for his podium place.

Miller leaves Silverstone with 10 more points to add to his championship tally but the opposition are closing in on him and the competition is shaping up to be very tight in the remaining rounds.

Miller: "I wanted to stay in the first group throughout the race, but some other riders made mistake which caused us to lose a lot of distance from the front. We had the pace and we were there lap after lap, but in the end we couldn’t manage it. We suffered a bit this weekend, both with my riding as well as with set-up. Now we have to get back on a positive trend and focus and on the next two GPs in Misano and Aragon.”

Miller’s Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate Karel Hanika of the Czech Republic, in his rookie season with the team, finished twelfth, recovered well from a race incident in the opening round then delivered a creditable ride on the British circuit.

Karel Hanika: It wasn’t a bad race. I started very well and I also felt really good. But on the first lap I braked very hard in a corner and lost my rear wheel completely and almost went into another rider. That was where I lost many positions. But still, I had a good pace and I was able to gradually pass rider after rider to move up to ninth place. Then another rider ran into me and I lost five positions. At this point I just tried to stay there. For me, the race was better than Brno, but we still have to find something that allows us to get to the front.”

Both Miller and Hanika are competing on the KTM RC 250GP factory machine.

Rd. 13 of the Moto3 World Championship is at Misano on Sept 14, 2014

More at www.motogp.com

Moto GP of the Great Britain – Silverstone Circuit - Round 12

Moto3 Results

1, Alex Rins, ESP, Honda, 38:11.330

2, Alex Marquez, ESP, Honda, 38:11.341

3, Enea Bastianini, ITA, KTM, 38:11.402

4, Miguel Oliveira, POR, Mahindra, 38:11.453

5, Jakub Kornfeil, CZE, KTM, 38:15.930

6, Jack Miller, AUS, KTM, 38:16.031

7, Niccolo Antonelli, ITA, KTM,38:16.097

8, Alexis Masbou, FRA, Honda, 38:16,923

9, Danny Kent, GBR, Husqvarna, 38:16.989

10, Niklas Ajo, FIN, Husqvarna, 38:17.001

Other KTM

12, Karel Hanika, CZE, KTM, 38:17.270

13, Isaac Viñales, ESP, KTM, 38:17.352

16, Romano Fenati, ITA, KTM, 38:17.819

20, Hafiq Azmi, MAL, KTM, 38:39.704

21, Francesco Bagnaia, ITA, KTM, 38:40.497

26, Eric Granado, BRA, KTM, 38:51.002

DNF, Joe Irving, GBR, KTM

Standings after Rd. 12

1, Miller, 179 points

2, Marquez 166

3, Rins 150

4, Efren Vazquez, ESP, Honda, 145

5, Fenati, 135

Other KTM

7, Vinales 99

8, Bastianini, 87

12, Kornfiel, 67

15, Bagnaia 42

17, Antonelli 30

18, Hanika, 24

26, Granado 2

JORGE MARTIN WINS IMPRESSIVE DOUBLE-HEADER AT SILVERSTONE

Red Bull MotoGP Rookie Jorge Martin of Spain was the star attraction this weekend at Rds. 10-11 at Britain’s Silverstone racing circuit when he cleaned up in both rounds to surge ahead in the Cup points with only three rounds to go.

Martin won the rain-interrupted Rd. 10 on Saturday and dominated Sunday’s race from pole to flag, leaving the rest of the field to scrap it out behind him for the minor honors. Martin’s two closest rivals Joan Mir (Spain) and Stefano Manzi of Italy joined him on the podium on Saturday while on Sunday it was again Manzi and 15-year-old Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder who claimed the minor podiums after a fierce seven-rider battle in the last stages of the race.

Martin said he had been working on his starts and this certainly worked for him this weekend in Silverstone: “I have been working on those starts and I got another good one. Then I just pushed. I still thought it was going to be a big battle like yesterday but I was watching my pit board and soon there was a good gap,” he said after Sunday’s race. He set a blistering pace throughout the race and finished with a six-second margin to the following group.

Manzi was happy to have moved up a place from Saturday to Sunday but still aspires to win a race in the series. “I climbed up a step. Not to where I wanted to be but starting from tenth it wasn't possible to do anything about Jorge today. I talked it over with my mechanic and worked out some different lines. Coming through the last lap I was determined to be at the front of the group.”

Manzi, who is third in the points behind Martin and Mir is confident that he can deliver a good result in the next round in Misano when he races in front of his home crowd.

Already with a win at his home GP, Bendsneyder is having an impressive first Rookies Cup season and had to slog it out for his podium third on Sunday.

Just three races are left in the series and the next is at Misano in two weeks, on September 13th.

Results of Rd. 10 at Silverstone, Great Britain

(All riders on KTM RC 250 R)

Note: Race reduced to five laps after the initial start was red flagged because of rain

1, Jorge Martin, ESP, 11 minutes 35.791

2, Joan Mir, ESP, at 0.045

3, Stefano Manzi, ITA, at 0.185

4, Manuel Pagliani, ITA, 0.429

5, Bradley Ray, GBR, at 0.575

6, Bo Bendschneyder, NED, at 0.588

7, Oscar Gutierrez, ESP, at 0.796

8, Fabio Di Giannantonio, ITA, at 7.318

9, Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR, at 7.661

10, Darryn Binder RSA at 8.418

Results of Rd. 11 at Silverstone, Great Britain

(All riders on KTM RC 250 R)

1, Joan Mir, ESP, 32:12.719

2, Stefano Manzi, ITA, at 5.134

3, Bo Bendsneyder, NED, at 5.304

4, Bradley Ray, GBR, at 5.400

5, Joan Mir, SPA, at 5.834

6, Fabio Di Giannantonio, ITA, at 5.900

7, Olly Simpson, AUS, at 6.247

8, Manuel Pagliani, ITA, at 17.481

9, Soushi Mihara, JPN, at 17.988

10, Aris Michail, GER at 33.776

Standings after Rd. 11

1, Martin, 205 points

2, Mir, 156

3, Manzi, 140

4, Ray 180

5, Mihara 110




More, from a press release issued by QMMF Racing Team:

Tyre problems slow West - strong battle for Ramos

QMMF Racing Team riders Anthony West and Roman Ramos finished the British Grand Prix in 22nd and 26th position.

West, who had qualified in an unusual 25th position, ran into new problems right before the race, when his front tyre started to lose air and his crew had to make a quick tyre change on the grid. After the start, the new tyre never developed sufficient grip. West struggled with front end slides and was unable to make the recovery he and his team had hoped for.

Team-mate Ramos had a much better start into the race and was able to match West’s pace and the rhythm of other strong riders for a long time, but lost his rhythm when the battle within his group of riders became increasingly hectic. Nevertheless and despite some small riding mistakes, Ramos definitely made another step in the right direction with the set-up of his bike and his own riding, which boosts his confidence for the next race at Misano.

Anthony West – 22nd place

“I didn’t have a good weekend. I had lots of problems with the gearbox, every session I’ve run off at least four or five times because of it. The engine technicians are saying it’s my fault because I don’t use the clutch, but I haven’t used the clutch in 15 years of racing, so it’s difficult for me to change. In the race, we had to change the front tyre on the grid because the one we wanted to race with was going flat. I lost the front on the warm-up lap for the first time and then during the whole race, the front didn’t feel like it was right. The tyre just wasn’t gripping properly like it had all weekend, so I lost the front quite a lot and as a result, I lost confidence in myself as well!”

Roman Ramos – 26th place

“I didn’t have a very good start, but in the first corners, I managed to overtake quite a few of my rivals. I had a good rhythm on the first few laps and I followed Jonathan Rea and Luis Salom quite easily. Unfortunately, I got caught up in the battle with Josh Herrin later on. We kept passing each other again and again and as a result, I lost my rhythm. I am disappointed, because if I could have kept the momentum going, I would have been able to stay with the faster guys and score a much better result. At least, I was able to fight within the group I was in. I even was ahead of this group at one stage, but lost it all again with a mistake. I am determined to learn from these mistakes and to get stronger in the next races to come!”




More, from a press release issued by NGM Mobile Forward Racing:

Unlucky race for Corsi at Silverstone while Pasini finishes 9th

The British GP didn’t turn as expected for the NGM Forward Racing rider Simone Corsi who, started from the front row and was battling for the first top 5 positions. His race ended at Turn 16 on lap 13 when Jonas Folger crashed, taking Simone Corsi with him, while sliding out. In the crash Simone suffered a fracture to the left arm. The x ray revealed a displaced fracture of the ulna and Simone was brought to the hospital in Oxford where he will undergo a surgery later today.

Started 14th team mate Mattia Pasini did a very good race. Despite he was starting from the back, Mattia was able to recover several positions leading the second group. He showed a good pace and finally finished in 9th position. Strong of today’s positive result, Mattia looks forward to the next round that will take place in Misano, his home gp.

Simone Corsi:

“It’s a pity as I was doing a good race. After having maintained the third position for the first laps, I lost some positions. I had a good feeling with the rear tyre and I was waiting for the last laps to attack. In the front group we were all very close and when Folger crashed, he took me out with him. In the contact my arm remained trapped between the two bikes and broke the ulna. I will have a surgery later today to put a plaque to reduce the fracture. I hope to come back on track as soon as possible”.

Mattia Pasini:

“I’m quiet satisfied of the race, not really for the final position but for my race pace. Taking the start from the 5th row made the race more difficult and it was a pity because today we had the pace to fight with the front group. The tyre choice was crucial here and I’m happy with the decision we made to race with the soft tyre. I look forward to next race in Misano, my home GP. I want to wish Simone a fast recovery”.




More, from a press release issued by AGT Rea Racing:

Silverstone GP: Solid Top 20 Finish for AGT REA Racing

Gino Rea came home in 20th position at his home Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday following a strong performance in morning warm up. Rea headed the British contingent in Moto2 warm up on Sunday morning, finishing the session in 13th and improving on his qualifying time by over half a second. Starting from 26th on the grid, Gino had a good start of the line however a big moment early on prevented him from keeping in touch with the group in front.

Gino Rea:

“It’s been a positive Sunday to finish the weekend, starting from a strong performance in the warm up where I went 0.6 seconds faster than I did in qualifying to finish 13th. Unfortunately in the race my first few laps weren’t so strong. I lost the front going into turn one and somehow saved it on my elbow. At the time I thought that my race over so I was glad when I stayed on the bike. That incident let a few riders through and by the time I got back past them the big group in front had gapped us. I was behind Salom and I thought he would get us back to the group but he didn’t have the pace and I couldn’t pass him. It’s frustrating but it shows I’m capable of being a lot closer to the front than we have been recently. Salom is a top rider and in one of the best teams so it was nice to battle with him.

“We made good progress this weekend with the bike and could have made some more if I hadn’t crashed out of FP1 on my third lap. That lost us a whole session of data and set up which put us on the back foot. Considering that, I think we made very good improvements throughout the weekend so I hope to continue that into Misano in two weeks time.”

The AGT REA Racing team will be back in action at Misano for the San Marino Grand Prix on September 14th.




More, from a press release issued by Husqvarna:

Top 10 finishes for Husqvarna’s Kent and Ajo at Silverstone

Husqvarna riders Danny Kent and Niklas Ajo were right in the mix in a fiercely fought Moto3 Rd. 12 at the Silverstone circuit on Sunday at the GP of Great Britain and came away with two top ten places.

The competition has proved to be both tough and close in the small bike category in the 2014 season and Silverstone, like Brno before it, saw almost half the field as potential podium candidates in the second half of the race.

Both Kent and Ajo were up with a large group of riders headed for the finish line and wrapped up their outing at Silverstone by taking ninth and tenth place to both garner more championship points in what is the brand’s premier season in Moto3.

They both got away well at the start and advanced a place each in their respective opening laps. As the race progressed, the margins separating the top 15 riders were so small it was impossible to call the race until the final stages. When Kent crossed the line it was just five seconds behind Alex Rins, the eventual race winner.

Kent, who picked up his first podium of the season in Brno in the last round, had hoped for a better result in his home GP and said he was a little disappointed. “Ninth position is good but we wanted to fight for the podium. We made an effort over the weekend to find a better top speed and now we have to sit down and see where we can improve. We hope we can have a repeat performance of Brno when we go to Misano in two weeks time.”

Ajo said it had been a tough battle. “It was difficult to overtake because everyone wanted to take advantage of the slipstream. I’m happy with the race we had, but I’m not happy with my final position. We were with the front group the whole time, so we only need to stay there.”

Team manager Aki Ajo: “Of course its always good when our Husqvarna riders are in the top ten but I know that the boys’ expectations are higher. But we can see how tight it is in this category this year and if you are in the top group for most of the race and still at the end you are only a few seconds behind the winner, then somehow you should be very happy.”

Riders contest the next round at the GP of San Marino on the Misano circuit on September 14.

Moto3 Results Round 12 at Silverstone

1, Alex Rins, ESP, Honda, 38:11.330

2, Alex Marquez, ESP, Honda, 38:11.341

3, Enea Bastianini, ITA, KTM, 38:11.402

4, Miguel Oliveira, POR, Mahindra, 38:11.453

5, Jakub Kornfeil, CZE, KTM, 38:15.930

6, Jack Miller, AUS, KTM, 38:16.031

7, Niccolo Antonelli, ITA, KTM,38:16.097

8, Alexis Masbou, FRA, Honda, 38:16,923

9, Danny Kent, GBR, Husqvarna, 38:16.989

10, Niklas Ajo, FIN, Husqvarna, 38:17.001

Standings after Rd. 12

1, Miller, 179 points

2, Marquez 166

3, Rins 150

4, Efren Vazquez, ESP, Honda, 145

5, Fenati, 135

**

10, Kent, Husqvarna, 73

14, Ajo, Husqvarna 45




More, from a press release issued by Team WD-40:

First Points BSB for Canadian Ben Young at Silverstone MotoGP

Sheffield’s Team WD-40 by GR Motosport Ltd were in action at Silverstone over the weekend at the British round of MotoGP. The MCE British Superbike Championships, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 were the feature support race at the event.

Situated in the new Formula 1 ‘Wing’ the BSB Teams and riders had a time table to support the 4 races of MotoGP – with practice and qualifying to follow the normal BSB schedules of practice, qualifying and race. This was Scottish born Canadian Ben Young’s first time at the Silverstone Arena and it was a daunting task to learn in the 5.6 kilometre circuit in the time allocated. With the full support of all Team WD40 and Jon Cornwell, Ben did a great job of work and on the very last lap of qualifying managed to achieve his personal best position of the season with 19th on the grid.

STK 1000 Race:- Ben’s start position and the way he gets off the line gave everyone high hopes of seeing his first points haul of the year. Social media across the world were chatting and wishing him luck, he even had friend and Moto2 regular Josh Herrin and family come down to support him.

Ben made that start jumping up to 16th and putting him line to show what he could do. On his 2nd flying lap Ben went 7/10th faster than he had in qualifying to put him in to a race long battle with 2013 championship 3rd place finisher Victor Cox. In a brave move Ben pushed past Cox into the points and then benefited from a couple of retirements to take a very well deserved 12th place and 4 points at the line by a wheel from Cox !

Ben Young:- “I had such a fun and relaxing weekend with my team. Being the only rider this weekend was great focus but also a lot of pressure that I put on myself. The weekend started off good with a nice practice to learn the track and figure out which direction the wind gusts were coming from, so when we moved on to Q1 my whole attention was on moving forward. Starting the race off in 19th great, we already had our foot in the door for points but I knew I could get a good start and have a safe first lap and charge forward. After I passed Cox I could see Usher ahead and started to reel him in before the safety car came out, on the safety car restart I didn’t get the best of start and Usher immediately was making passes ahead. I managed to pass Hunt with two laps to go on the brakes and held Cox right to the line. Over the moon for me and my team, ready to keep the ball rolling into Donington Park this coming weekend”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “MotoGP at Silverstone is always a special weekend for me as I remember my youth and the heyday with Sheene and Roberts battling and get to see all our friends and supporters in the World Championships. We were looking forward to the possibility of Ben Scoring points as the whole Team could focus its full attention on him with Barry and Taz having a weekend off. Ben took a little time to learn the huge track but managed to put a lap in right at the end of 2nd qualifying which is really all about that ‘ONE’ lap for the grid. Ben always makes good starts on the Team WD-40 ZX10 so we talked about the best strategy for the start and the first lap, Everything went to plan apart from the pace car incident where Ben made a little mistake which cost him a shot at top ten. The truth is we have all been working hard all season trying to get Ben his first point and just like buses 4 came at once, he now needs to keep the ball rolling for more points into this next weekend at Donington Park the 9th round of BSB.”

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