Tough start for G&S at Brands hatch

IT WAS a tough start to the season for G&S Racing/Kawasaki Team Green - with dire weather conditions playing havoc with the racing.

But Tom Fisher delivered a fine sixth place finish in the Superstock 600 race at Brands Hatch, bringing 10 championship points back to the Wyberton–based team.

Teammate Tom Young was unfortunate to get caught out in the slippery conditions, crashing out of the top 10 on lap 11 of the planned 22 lapper.

Meanwhile, Jono Howarth retired the Kawasaki after 11 laps of the Metzeler Superstock 1000 race.

Both Fisher and Young qualified well in the Superstock 600 class.

Fisher began the race from a sixth-row grid position in wet and windy conditions, quickly forcing himself up into fifth, eventually having to settle for sixth following a red flag and positions being declared on lap 15.

“That’s not a bad result from 21st on the grid,” said Fisher.

Young began his campaign from row three but was caught from behind by another rider which pushed him off line and cost him a few places.

Once he recovered he set about catching the group ahead, but he was caught out by the slippery conditions at Graham Hill Bend and crashed out on lap 11.

In the Superstock 1000 class, Jono Howarth had been having set up problems throughout qualifying, but it finally came together for him and he began the race from a seventh row grid position.

By the time the riders took up their grid positions, the weather had taken a turn for the worse and it was raining and windy.

The track was slippery from fluid contamination in previous races and conditions were far from ideal.

Jono worked his way up through the midfielders into a top 20 position, but was pushed onto the gravel on a couple of occasions and decided to pull into the pits to retire sat the end of lap 10.

“The conditions out there were far from ideal and I could see that I wasn’t going to get up into a point scoring position, so decided to call it a day,” said Howarth.

G&S return to action at Thruxton on this weekend.