28th Oct, 2020

Championship tilt the goal for Delves in 2020

Ben Tyler 21st Oct, 2019

SOLIHULL rider Liam Delves admits he is already looking forward to the 2020 season after rounding off the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship at Brands Hatch.

Delves raced to a finish of sixth in the 12th round of the Championship, enough to secure a final finishing position of seventh on 94 points.

Having completed his first-ever season in the Superstock 600, the 19-year-old is hoping to go all the way next year.

“2019 was my first real year in Superstock 600 and we’ve come away from it with a victory at Thruxton, so now for 2020 I have the right package and I can keep building and hopefully go for the Championship,” said Delves.

“That is my goal and I have all the right tools to do the job.”

The Team VMR Kawasaki rider had a tough start to the weekend when a crash in the field prevented Delves from finishing further up the order just as momentum was building, qualifying in 16th.

Delves was unfazed by the sixth-row grid starting position and promptly moved up to 14th by the opening lap.

He recorded the fastest lap of the race, a brisk 1:31.045, in an attempt to catch the leading group of riders – something which was accomplished by lap ten when moving up to sixth.

A gap of just 0.6 seconds separated Delves from the leader Korie McGreevy, but he was unable to make up any further ground before crossing the line in sixth.

Delves will contest next year’s competition as part of Santander Salt TAG Racing after signing a one-year deal, adding: “I can’t wait to get started, it’s going to be an amazing season in 2020 and hopefully I can stay with the team for many years to come.”

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