Rookie Luke Hedger will take the positives from his below par weekend at Thruxton aboard the EHA Racing Aprilia, which saw a best result of 13th in race two, at the abrasive tyre-eating Andover circuit. The 21-year-old still holds seventh place in the championship standings and is very much looking forward to his 1000cc debut at Cadwell Park’s Mountain Circuit in a fortnight’s time.
There’s not a lot to say about this weekend, apart from it was a tough one and we suffered bad luck in every session. We had the pace in Sunday’s race but suffered more bad luck with the bike, but I can’t thank Ian enough for all his hard work. I couldn’t have got that bike round Thruxton without his support and that of my sponsors, SRS Swindon Karting and lid365.com.
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
It was a tough weekend for Luke. We didn’t get a lot of bike time on the Friday due to a few issues, so he ended up with not a great qualifying. This in turn meant, for each of our short races, we didn’t have enough time to come through the pack as we would have liked. We have now learned things with the Aprilia that we can take with us to other tracks, so it wasn’t all bad. We are looking forward to getting to Cadwell in a few weeks’ time. Thanks to all our sponsors and the team for all their hard work this weekend.
Our thoughts tonight are with the team, family, and friends of Mark Fincham, who sadly succumbed to the injuries he sustained in today’s Superstock 1000 race at Thruxton.
The next round of the National 1000 Superstock Championship takes place at Cadwell Park on the weekend of August 18/19/20.