Talented series rookie Luke Hedger didn’t get to take any points away from Cadwell Park today aboard his EHA Racing Aprilia in the 1000cc Superstock class, but can take the positives from a strong showing in the top five, before unfortunately crashing out late on, whilst setting his sights on a maiden podium finish.
Speaking afterwards, Hedger said:
It’s maybe a strange thing to say, but apart from the crash today, the team and I have been on the pace all weekend, and we had the podium in our sights! I was just pushing a bit too hard in that final few laps of the race, looking for that elusive podium finish. While I’m not happy to crash, we have shown enough pace and form to be confident of grabbing a podium before the end of the season. I can’t thank Ian, my dad and the EHA team enough for all their hard work and support they give me, and I can’t wait for Silverstone now.
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
Luke was on it from his first session on Friday. We had had a pretty good test here on the Aprilia previously, so he already had a set-up that we were happy with and it showed. Luke was consistently finishing within the top five during the practice sessions and qualified fourth for today’s race. He rode fantastic in the race, coming from tenth after a bad first lap, to be fourth with two laps to go and to crash out at that stage was unfortunate. Thankfully he is okay and ready for Silverstone, where hopefully he can continue the good form and chase that podium finish.
The next round of the National 1000cc Superstock Championship takes place at Silverstone on September 8/9/10th.