An unfortunate incident in today’s National 1000cc Superstock race at Knockhill, ended EHA Racing’s challenge with Luke Hedger aboard the RSV-4 RF Aprilia at Knockhill in Scotland. A sixth place in race one on Saturday from 14th on the grid was Luke’s main reward for a weekend of hard work. He now holds seventh place in the championship standings after five rounds.
Speaking afterwards the 21-year-old said:
We were unlucky today but in truth we struggled all weekend with set-up, as I’ve never been round Knockhill in the dry. We finished in a steady position in race one – coming through from P14 to sixth – and I was so happy I found the pace we were looking for. Race two was going really well. I set my personal best lap time and was just off the leading group when the safety car came out. But that was the end of my race as I was hit by another rider. I’d just like to thank the EHA team, Ian and James for all their hard work and all my personal sponsors for their support.
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
Knockhill isn’t the most favoured track for our riders, so we are really happy with our results this weekend. Luke rode superbly yesterday to get his sixth place from 14th on the grid, but we were so disappointed for him not to finish today, due to the incident on the safety car lap. He really had the pace for a podium today. We will just look ahead now to Snetterton in two weeks’ time for the next round where we know Luke is confident he can do a good job on the EHA Racing Aprilia.
Championship Points [after 5 rounds]
- Danny Buchan 161 points
- Richard Cooper 128
- Michael Rutter 95.5
- Chrissy Rouse 93
- Mason Law 81
- Fraser Rogers 66.5
- Luke Hedger 66
Take a look at the full championship listings here.