Fisher finishes sixth at Knockhill

Tom Fisher.
Tom Fisher.

THE Wyberton-based Kawasaki Team Green/G&S Racing squad made the long journey north of the border to Knockhill in Scotland - and were rewarded with a fine sixth place from Tom Fisher in the Metzeler Superstock 600 race.

Tom Young was unavailable to race this weekend and Jonathan Howarth struggled through the weekend with ongoing problems and was unable to complete his race in the 1,000cc class.

Fisher had been on the case throughout free practice and qualifying and began his race from a second row grid position in sixth place.

But just seven laps into the scheduled 22, the red flag brought the race to a halt because of rain.

A new race was declared to be run over 10 laps and Fisher was quick to make his mark being fourth into the first corner.

He was pushed back to fifth when Jonny Blackshaw went past on his way to claiming a podium finish and, on lap five, Matthew Paulo managed to squeeze past, demoting Fisher to sixth place.

Fisher remained in contention and was just settling into his stride and ready to make his move forward when once again the red flag halted the race, this time a result being declared after just six laps.

Fisher was awarded sixth place and 10 championship points which move him up to sixth in the overall rider standings.

“I was settling into the race quite well and with still a long way to go I was biding my time before making my move,” said Fisher.

“I was none too pleased the red flag stopped us again and then they called a result.

“But we had done two-thirds distance – so that was that.

“It has been a good weekend for me all round but I must admit a 600-mile round trip for just six laps of racing is a bit disappointing.

“But on the plus side, I scored well and am back up to sixth in the championship.”

The team returns to Oulton Park for the second visit of the season on July 8, when Fisher will be seeking another strong result to add to his points tally and maintain his sixth position in the rider standings.