THE weekend began well for Kawasaki Team Green/G&S Racing at Silverstone - but ended in disaster when another rider t-boned Tom Fisher on the very first lap of the Metzler National Superstock 600 race.
This caused him to crash, leaving him with a badly bruised ankle and a damaged bike.
Free practice and qualifying had been exceptional for Fisher who was running well within the top 10 throughout the sessions, and things were looking promising for the race when he secured a second row grids position in seventh place for the start of Sunday’s 12-lap race.
As the lights went out Tom got away to a good start, but just as he was beginning to settle into his stride another rider ran straight into him taking them both out of the race.
Tom was taken to the medical centre with a suspected broken ankle, but the X-rays proved that not to be the case and he was diagnosed with bruising.
The bike was not so lucky as it suffered extensive damage and it will be a race against time to have the Kawasaki up and running in time for the season finale at Brands Hatch in two weeks’ time.
“I am gutted that I was taken out on the first lap, things were looking so promising for us and I was anticipating a strong result,” he said.
“It is disappointing not only for me and the team but also for our sponsors who have been so supportive this year.”
This non-finish means Tom drops down the rider standings to 10th on 81 points.
The final round is at Brands Hatch on October 14.