EHA Racing’s Ross Twyman enjoyed his maiden British Supersport Championship podium earlier today at Snetterton, during round five of the 2017 championship in the Norfolk sunshine.
The 21-year-old Cantebury ace has been showing a high level of consistency recently and following his sixth place in Saturday’s Sprint race, this debut podium in third place, aboard the EHA Racing Yamaha, is well-deserved. He currently holds seventh place in the championship standings.
His team-mate David Allingham took a brace of fifth placed finishes at Snetterton and despite not quite bringing the podium action he had hoped for, the Ulsterman’s consistency – having scored points in all ten races so far this season – keeps him second in this season’s championship hunt.
The team worked very hard to give me a feeling and set-up that I was confident with this weekend which saw me take sixth in the Sprint Race. Coming into Sunday I tried something a little different with set-up and that gave me confidence to go with it in the race. With a good start I was close to the front, and after the 15 laps I came away with third and my first British championship podium. I can’t thank the team enough and I hope this is the first of many. Massive thanks to my personal sponsors for staying with me. Roll on Brands Hatch now in three weeks’ time.
That was a hard weekend and I struggled a lot to get the bike set up, to have the confidence to push as I would have liked. The first race was difficult and a bad start didn’t help things, but I managed to salvage fifth. In race two I had some bad luck after coming together with Irwin at the first corner. I went off the track which left me dead last in the race, so I rode as hard as I could and managed, what I felt was a great fifth place, so I’m happy with that. Big thanks to everyone who helps me.
Gail Allingham – Team Manager:
We are so pleased for Ross grabbing his first podium today. We have been aiming for this for a long time and to finally achieve it feels great for everyone involved at EHA Racing and of course Ross himself. We are in no doubt, this will give Ross the confidence he needs to push for those podiums every weekend for the rest of the season. David was so unlucky in the first corner, but rode superbly to go from last place on lap one, to eventually grab fifth place and very valuable points to keep his championship fight alive. Well done to all the team and thanks to our sponsors and supporters that made the journey to watch us this weekend.
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