Fisher finishes G&S Superstock season with ninth-place

Tom Fisher.
Tom Fisher.

TEAM Green/G&S Racing completed their season with an unwell Tom Fisher taking a fine ninth place in the Metzeler National Superstock 600 championship at Brands Hatch.

Meanwhile, teammate Jonathan Howarth had Superstock 1,000 his race cancelled after a first-lap incident involving three riders.

Fisher had been suffering with a high temperature and was feeling very shaky throughout practice and qualifying.

But he took to his bike and began his race from a sixth-row grid position.

A multi-rider crash at the first corner initially brought out the pace car and then the red flag.

After nearly an hour’s stoppage, the race was re-started to run over six laps and the Nottingham rider got away to a fantastic start, finishing 10th before being elevated to ninth place when another competitor was disqualified.

“All that waiting around in pit lane didn’t do me much good as I was not feeling very well,” said Fisher.

“I started from 21st place and knew it was dry at the first bend so I really went for it.

“It was hard work, especially as I wasn’t feeling too good, but I got there in the end.”

Howarth completed his qualifying in 20th place.

But as the riders crossed the line to begin lap two, a three-rider crash brought the red flag out and the race was stopped.

After another delay, as the championship had already been decided in favour of Richard Cooper, it was decided to cancel the race and proceed with the rest of the afternoon’s programme.

A disappointed Howarth, who finished 11th in the standings, said: “Obviously this is not the way to end the season but that’s how it goes.

“It is just going to be a case of building up for next season and seeing what we can come up with. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has been involved in helping me out this year.”

Wyberton-based team G&S will continue with the same riders for the 2012 season.