Fisher’s in the points for G&S at Oulton Park

Fisher (left) and Young.
Fisher (left) and Young.

IT WAS another good weekend for the Wyberton-based G&S Racing team – with all three riders completing their respective races at Oulton Park.

Tom Fisher and Tom Young both scored points in the Metzeler Superstock 600 race, while the only down side was that Jonathan Howarth ran off track during his race and spent the remainder of the 1000cc race playing catch up.

In the Superstock 600 class, both Fisher and Young completed their qualifying in a respectable 15th and 16th places to make a start from the fourth row of the grid.

Fisher was soon up to 11th position and mixing it with a large group of riders all challenging for position.

By lap three he was up to ninth but was pushed back a place when series leader Jake Dixon began to make his move forward.

On lap 10 of the planned 14 he was overtaken by Jack Groves, but the race was then red flagged as the two leaders crashed and a result was declared, with Fisher being awarded ninth place.

In the first three rounds of the championship, Fisher has now completed all his races within the top 10 and moves up to fifth place in the rider standings on 25 points.

Meanwhile, Young was anxious to complete his race.

Having two non finishes under his belt he was concentrating on securing a finish at Oulton Park and if he scored points in the process that would be a bonus.

Young was forced to use a borrowed engine for the meeting as his own blew up at a test day at the Cheshire circuit last week.

He encountered a problem with the steering damper during final qualifying and by the time he got back out on circuit he had time for just one flying lap which placed him in 16th position on the grid for the start of the race.

Young took the first few laps to warm his tyres and was running in 17th place when the red flag brought the race to an abrupt end.

He was awarded 15th place and a championship point for his efforts and said: “I am really pleased and relieved to actually complete a race.”

Howarth had a few problems in qualifying and began the Metzeler Superstock 1000 race from 21st place.

He moved up to 19th on the opening lap but had an excursion through the gravel on lap two and was down in 36th place as they crossed the line to start lap three.

He then got his head down and began to make up ground but the race was red flagged on lap 10 and a result declared leaving Howarth down in 27th place.

The next two rounds of both series will be at Donington Park run as support races to the World Superbike races at the Leicestershire venue on May 13.