Solid points haul for Team Green at Brands Hatch


After a tough couple of rounds for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, they were back in full fitness this weekend for the Sixth round of the British Superbike Championship. With podium finishes across all Four classes, it was a positive mid-way point to the Championship for Team Green.

With an injury sustained at Knockhill, and struggling Snetterton round, it was a welcome return to the podium for Leon Haslam. Still not at 100% fitness, and with chassis set-up issues throughout practise and qualifying, it was certainly an impressive feat to take the Third position in race one. With some circuits favouring the ZX-10RR coming up, the team remain positive about fighting for the title in October.

Moving to the Superstock 1000 class, Championship leader, Danny Buchan came into this round with a healthy Championship lead after a string of race wins. Buchan, whose partner gave birth to their first baby girl just before free practise 1, rode with his head all weekend to secure a third and fourth place finishes, retaining his Championship lead.

Andrew Irwin has been on the cusp of claiming his first Supersport win for the Gearlink Kawasaki team this season, and this weekend was no exception. Two incredibly close fought races saw Irwin take another two podium finishes, but still missing out on that elusive win. With confidence sky high, and the team supplying him with a Ninja ZX-6R that's working perfectly, we are expecting a win in the very near future.

The Junior Superstock class is always closely contested and Brands Hatch gavce us another thrilling race. Tom Neave has really come of age in the last few rounds, and took his second race win in a row, moving him up the Championship standings.

The next round of the british Superbike Championship takes place at Thruxton on 4-6 August.