Van Leuven looks a Dutch master

Tom Fisher.
Tom Fisher.

Wyberton-based team G&S Kawasaki Racing took part in a successful test at Donington Park, where Dutch rider Kevin Van Leuven was welcomed to his first test session on a British circuit.

Tom Fisher (left) and Dominic Usher were riding in the Superstock 1,000 class with both riders putting in some fast laps, although Fisher was somewhat hindered by his broken thumb.

Dom Usher.

Dom Usher.

Usher (right) ended up as sixth fastest in the combined times, while Fisher was slightly further down the order.

Fisher said: “My thumb is not quite healed as yet and caused me a considerable amount of pain.

“It’s the hand I use for the brakes, which makes it a bit more difficult but it’s getting better every day and by the time we get to Brands it should be A-OK.

“Apart from that I felt comfortable on the bike and it is running very well.”

Usher said: “The bike is mega, I was so pleased to get back out in the UK after the winter layoff.

“I am really looking forward to Brands when we can get out there under race conditions.”

Van Leuven was equally as pleased, he ended the day as fourth fastest in the Superstock 600 class despite the disadvantage of never having ridden at the circuit before.

He said: “I had to learn my way around the course and I will be in the same position at every circuit this year.

“I am under no illusions I will have a difficult task ahead of me but I am a quick learner and keen to make my mark on the championship.”