It was a tough day at the office for the G&S Racing Kawasaki team as the weather put paid to the racing for all three riders.
Qualifying had gone well for the two Superstock 1000 riders, Sammy Coventry and Tom Fisher but come race day it had been raining and although the rain had stopped the track was still damp causing teams the dilemma of which tyres to use. Most chose dry weather tyres, but as the race got underway the rain began to fall again and the race was red flagged to give the riders a chance to switch to wet weather tyres. But by the time they had reformed the grid the rain had stopped again.
Sam made a gamble with a wet front tyre and dry rear. Sammy Coventry made the most of the dry surface reaching 10th place before his rear tyre began to slip due to the rain beginning to fall again. Sam began to slip back until he pulled into pit lane on lap five on safety grounds. Only 22 riders finished out of 39 due to crashes and gambling on dry tyres.
Tom Fisher was also using the dry rear tyre and wet front tyre and he too was running well in 14th place at the restart but suffered the same fate as many riders and pulled into the pits to retire when the rain began to fall again.
Team Manager Mark Fisher - The weather conspired against us today. We were not alone as half the field in both classes chose the wrong tyre. It’s a shame as Sammy was going so well and looked as if he would break into the top 10 and Tom into the points. The team has worked so hard this weekend so we are all upset but that’s the way it is.
The next round for all three riders will be at Donington Park on May 28 where both classes will be on track as part of the support to the World Superbike championship event.
Sam would like to thank all his loyal sponsors who make racing possible.
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