Birthday boy Fisher receives a point

Tom Fisher.
Tom Fisher.

Tom Fisher and Kevin Van Leuven recorded 15th and 17th position respectively in the 10th round of the Superstock 1000 championship at Oulton Park on Sunday.

Representing Wyberton’s G&S Racing Kawasaki, birthday boy Fisher was rewarded with a championship point for his efforts.

It was touch and go whether or not Fisher would be on the starting grid as his Kawasaki was badly damaged in the crash at Cadwell, leaving the team with a lot of work and expense to get it up and running.

Fisher qualified in 19th position which, considering the bike was unproven when they arrived at the circuit, was a very respectable result.

He began his race from the seventh row and got away to a really good start, moving up to 16th place on the opening lap.

On lap five he passed Joe Burns to move into a point-scoring position of 15th, which he held until lap 10 when Tom Tunstall made a move forward.

A crash involving two front runners elevated him back into 15th place on the final lap and he crossed the finish line in 15th to pick up a championship point.

Van Leuven was looking forward to a good result from one of his favourite circuits.

He out qualified his teammate and began his race from the sixth row.

He was embroiled in a battle for position within a large group of riders and remained in 19th position through the early laps before moving up two places after passing Barry Teasdale and Joe Burns.

But towards the end of the race Teasdale reclaimed his position and Mike Booth followed through, leaving Van Leuven down in 19th place.

When two of the front riders crashed on the final lap he was elevated to 17th and crossed the finish line in 17th just outside the points.

The next round is at Donington Park this weekend.

Free practice is on Friday at 11.50am, followed by the first qualifying session at 3.25pm.

Final qualifying is on Saturday at 12.20pm.

On Sunday there is a short warm up at 9.15am ahead of the 16 lap race which takes place at 2.15pm.