Just one place separates the G&S riders

Tom Fisher. Photo: Dave Yeomans.
Tom Fisher. Photo: Dave Yeomans.

Both G&S Racing Kawasaki riders completed their race at Snetterton in the points in the sixth round of the Superstock 1000 on Sunday.

Kevin Van Leuven claimed 10th place, swiftly followed by Tom Fisher in 11th.

Despite having to miss the last round at Knockhill, and also the two day test at Snetterton because of his dislocated knee, Fisher was able to take advantage of the settings that were found by Van Leuven.

The Dutchman qualified in 15th with Fisher a place behind in 16th spot.

As the race got underway, Van Leuven shot away to a good start moving up into ninth position on the opening lap.

But the safety car halted his progress for a couple of laps.

And when the car left the track he found himself down a place in 10th, and one lap later 11th.

He held 11th place until the final lap when Ben Godfrey made his move, leaving Kevin to cross the finish line in 12th place, his career best result.

Fisher was circulating a few places behind and, although he was held up by the first lap crash, he soon recovered to become embroiled in a race-long battle for position, eventually crossing the finish line in 13th place.

But in a twist of fate the results were changed and both riders were elevated up to 10th and 11th when one rider was given a penalty for a dangerous move and another was disqualified after a post race check.

The next round is at Thruxton over the weekend of July 22-24 when both G&S riders will be looking to build on their successful weekend at Snetterton.