Race to forget for Team Green riders

SILVERSTONE was a weekend to forget for Team Green/G&S Racing, as neither rider was able to complete their race.

It is a complete turnaround from the previous round when Tom Fisher scored two eighth places and Jonathan Howarth rode to an eighth place in his race.

Both riders were anticipating good results from Silverstone, but it wasn’t to be.

Howarth struggled with set up problems on the Kawasaki in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 championship.

He qualified down in 23rd place and realised he had a mountain to climb to get himself up into a point scoring position.

But he took his place on the grid determined to do his best to bring back some points.

But it all went wrong on the first lap as the bike cut out on the approach to Turn One, his race over before it began.

He explained: “We have been up against it all weekend.

“We changed the bike around massively and appeared to have found the solution so I went out in morning warm-up to make sure it was running OK.

“But on the first lap I got a puncture and was unable to test the alterations. As the race began I discovered an electrical problem and the engine cut out on the run to the first corner.

“To make matters worse another rider caught my knee – the one that I broke a few weeks ago.”

Meanwhile Tom Fisher did not fair any better in the Metzeler National Superstock 600 championship.

He qualified in 17th position and when his race got underway was soon up to 11th place.

He was demoted to 12th when James East passed him but was in a comfortable 12th place looking to bring home some more championship points.

But it all went wrong when he crashed on lap eight of 10, his race over.

“Starting from 17th on the grid I knew that I had a lot of work to do but I got a good start and finished the first lap in 14th place,” he said.

“I seemed to be trying too hard and you can’t really do that at Silverstone.”

The final round of both championships is at Brands Hatch over the weekend of October 7-9.