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2018 Bennetts British Superbikes – Round 1 – Donington ParkBy R&G in Superbike on on 10 April 2018



 

What an opening round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship! Despite the weather trying its best to ruin the weekend, we got some incredible action across every class and it was great to see so many R&G-supported riders and teams walk away with silverware.  

 

In the Superbike class, the R&G-protected JG Speedfit Kawasaki of Leon Haslam clinched pole position ahead of his team mate Luke Mossey, but in the opening race it was the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha of James Ellison claiming our first Superbike podium of the season. Haslam would go on to claim a rostrum finish in the second race of the weekend - however the BMC Air Filter-using Suzuki of Brad Ray proved unbeatable as the youngster doubled up on wins. Haslam on the podium

 

Further trophies came at the hands of Ben Currie, who dominated both Supersport races to claim the double, whilst in the new Junior Supersport class, Team #109’s Eunan McGlinchey took a win and a second to be leading the Championship. Also joining our winners list were Levi Day and Mark Cheetham, who claimed the opening Ducati TriOptions Cup victories of the season. We’d also like to give R&G-sponsored Thomas Strudwick a big ‘congrats’, as he cruised to victory in the first British Talent Cup race!

 

 

 

R&G Rookies Trophy

 

The R&G Rookies’ Trophy is back for another year and for 2018 the top two rookies in each class at the end of the season will be put forward to a special panel of judges who will choose the top three overall, who’ll then receive a hosAndy Reidt of prizes from R&G, Pirelli and LS2 crash helmets.  

 

Donington saw some fantastic rides from the 2018 rookies, most notably from Andy Reid who claimed victory in the third Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race to be named our R&G Rookie of the Meeting. 

 

After an action-packed weekend, we’ve pulled the top two rookies’ from the Championship standings as listed below.  In the Superbike class, Gino Rea managed to claim points on his maiden outing, making him the only rookie in the class to do so!

 

 

 

British Superbikes

Championship position

Rider

Points

18th

Gino Rea

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Supersport

Championship position

Rider

Points

3rd

Tom Oliver

29

8th

Tim Neave

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superstock 1000

Championship position

Rider

Points

3rd

Joe Collier

31

5th

Andy Reid

25

 

 

 

Superstock 600

Championship position

Rider

Points

8th

Luke Hopkins

8

10th

Caolan Irwin

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Junior Supersport

Championship position

Rider

Points

1st

Eunan McGlinchey

45

2nd

Kade Verway

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ducati TriOptions Cup

Championship position

Rider

Points

7th

Sam Coventry

19

8th

Joe Morphett

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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