Fisher claims his first Superstock 1000 points

Tom Fisher at Snetterton. Photo: Dave Yeomans.
Tom Fisher at Snetterton. Photo: Dave Yeomans.

G&S Racing Kawasaki’s riders were in action at Snetterton to contest the fifth round of the National Superstock 1000 and 600 championships this weekend.

Tom Fisher scored the first Superstock 1000 points of his career while Kevin Van Leuven just missed out on the points on the Norfolk circuit.

Fisher has been improving throughout the season and began his race in the highly-competitive Stock 1000 class from a third-row grid position.

He got away to a fantastic start and was up into 13th place on the first lap.

He moved up a place to 12th mid-race, but was involved in a fierce battle for position and was pushed back to 14th on lap nine of 14.

Although he remained in contention with the riders ahead he was unable to improve his position and ended the race in 14th place to bring two championship points back to the team.

Team manager Mark Fisher said: “Tom has had a cracking weekend and his pace was good right through free practice and qualifying.

“He got a good start and came from 22nd place through to a finish of 14th which is so good for his confidence.

“I am sure he will now go one to make further improvements throughout the remainder of the season.”

Dutch rider Van Leuven was getting to grips with the tricky Norfolk course.

He began his race in the stock 600 class from the seventh row and it was always going to be a huge task to get up into a point-scoring position.

But Kevin got his head down and progressed into the top 20 on lap eight of 14.

He continued to push on and with two laps remaining he passed John Ingram to secure 18th place which he held to the chequered flag.

Pictured is Fisher in action. Photo: Dave Yeomans.