Sam Coventry, was the rider of the day in the G&S Racing Kawasaki team, scoring the first points of the new season for the team & Di-Spark at Brands Hatch in Monday’s Superstock 1000 race, finishing in 15th place. He was 18th in Sunday’s 50 mile race while Tom Fisher registered 25th and 24th in the two races and Ben Luxton was unlucky to crash in the Superstock 600 event.
Starting the 50 mile race on Sunday from an eighth row grid position Sammy Coventry didn’t get the best of starts and found himself down in 27th place at the end of the first lap. But he began his recovery and picked off riders consistently until he made it up to 18th place on lap 25. He began to gain on the rider ahead who had an advantage of three seconds, but the race was brought to an early end when rain began to fall. The result was declared on positions at 27 laps which gave Sam and ‘Di-Spark World-Class Machining’ an 18th place finish.
In the shorter 24 lap race on Monday Coventry again was slow to get away but he once again set about making up places – picking off riders on every lap until he reached 17th place on lap 16. He was some way behind the next rider but began to reel him in and on lap 19 passed both Matej Smrz and Branden Elliott to take up 15th position. Too far away from the next rider he had to settle for a fine 15th place to pick up his first championship point for G&S Racing Kawasaki & Di-Spark World-Class Machining.
Sam and the team will be at the official BSB test on Thursday at Oulton so hopefully we can iron out a few niggles and find a good set up in preparation for the next round.
Sam would like to thank all his loyal sponsors who make racing possible.
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