G&S riders have a weekend to forget

Kevin Van Leuven at Knockhill. Photo: Dave Yeomans.
Kevin Van Leuven at Knockhill. Photo: Dave Yeomans.

It was a disappointing weekend at Knockhill for G&S Racing Kawasaki as Tom Fisher proved to be unfit to race and Kevin Van Leuven crashed in difficult conditions in the Superstock 1000 race at the Scottish circuit on Sunday.

It was always going to be difficult for Fisher to get fit enough to race this weekend and that proved to be the case as he was unable to start free practice on Friday.

“I was hoping my knee would be strong enough to race this weekend but, unfortunately, it was not to be,” Fisher said.

“I did go to the medical centre and they checked it out and said everything was coming on well and I should be fit for the next round.”

Van Leuven (pictured) was enjoying his visit to Knockhill and riding well.

He completed his qualifying in a personal best position of 17th and was anticipating a strong points finish but the weather took a turn for the worse as the riders came under orders.

Van Leuven completed his first lap in 16th place but was unfortunate to crash at turn three on lap two, his race over.

Team manager Mark Fisher said: “Although it is disappointing that we never finished the race we have to look at the positives.

“Kevin is really getting to grips with the big bike and was going extremely well in free practice and qualifying.

“He was further up the order than ever before and was confident he could get in the points in the race.

“But the weather was against him and it was just starting to rain when the race started. He wasn’t the only rider to fall as nearly half of the grid crashed or broke down during the 24 laps.”

The next round is at Snetterton, Norfolk, over the weekend of July 8-10, where both riders will be raring to go and seeking some good results for the team.