Riding for pal Jordy

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G&S Racing Kawasaki rider Jordy De Jonge remains in an induced coma following a racing incident at Brands Hatch.

The teenage Dutchman was airlifted to hospital after an accident at the Kent circuit the weekend before last, where he and fellow rider James Puttrell attempted to evade a multiple crash in the British Superstock 600 Series.

Now his teammates from the Wyberton-based team are hoping to do him proud when they return to action at Oulton Park this weekend.

De Jonge’s parents are in full agreement with Kevin Van Leuven and Tom Fisher that the pair should ride for their pal this weekend.

There will also be a collection in the paddock, with proceeds donated to the air ambulances that were in attendance after the accident.

The 600 series rider Van Leuven and Fisher, who races in the 1,000s, were at the BSB official test day at Oulton Park last Friday, getting to grips further with the Cheshire circuit.

Team ACR Kawasaki will also compete in the 600 series, with Kirton’s Aaron Clarke and teammate Charlie King hoping to be in action.

King will be seeking a points finish to make the step up onto the leaderboard while Aaron will be hoping to get his championship challenge underway by qualifying for a race start.

In the previous two rounds the pressure was on because the nature of the tracks and a large volume of competitors meant that at least 15 riders were left on the sidelines each time.

Timetables:

Superstock 600: Saturday - free practice 9am, first qualifying 3pm; Sunday - final qualifying 2pm; Monday - warm-up 9.55am, race (14 laps) 2.15pm.

Superstock 1,000: Saturday - free practice 11.35am, first qualifying 3.35pm; Sunday - final qualifying 3.40pm, Monday - warm-up 9.15am, race 15 laps 12.35pm.