G&S wait on Fisher fitness

Kevin Van Leuven and Tom Fisher.
Kevin Van Leuven and Tom Fisher.

The Wyberton-based G&S Racing Kawasaki team head north of the border to Knockhill in Scotland at the weekend for the next round of the Superstock 1000 championship.

However, the team remain unsure as to whether Tom Fisher will be fit to race, which could leave Flying Dutchman Kevin Van Leuven to fly the flag for the team.

Fisher dislocated his knee in an accident a couple of weeks ago and until he gets to the track and into free practice he won’t know if the knee will hold out over the weekend.

But if he doesn’t feel fit he will at least be on hand to help the team and will perhaps go to the BSB medics to see if they can help him get back to full fitness for the next round.

Van Leuven is in his rookie year on the big bike and is gradually beginning to move forward.

He saw track action at Snetterton last week when he rode in the two day BSB test at the Norfolk circuit.

The experience gained from the test will help with set up for the next round of the series which takes place in July.

But he has first to conquer the challenging circuit at Knockhill and edge closer to a points finish.

The weekend begins with a free practice session on Friday at 12.10pm followed by first qualifying later in the day at 4.15pm.

Final qualifying is at 11.35am on Saturday and this will set the grid for the race on Sunday.

There is a short warm up on Sunday morning at 9.11am ahead of the 24 lap race at 12.40pm.