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26th Jan, 2022

SUPERBIKES - Liam Delves wants to end season on a "high"

SOLIHULL rider Liam Delves hopes to finish the season on a “high” after placing eighth in the penultimate round of the Pirelli Junior National Superstock championship at Donington Park.


Delves had to overcome arm pump – a muscle and nerve condition that can cause pain, swelling and disability in affected areas for a short period of time – to finish in eighth.


Despite heavy rain and high winds impacting practice and qualifying sessions, Delves started from row two – fifth place on the grid.


After making a poor start – falling to 11th by lap two – he recovered to take eighth position and eight championship points, retaining sixth place in the driver standings.


That leaves Delves on 113 points for the season and he hopes to finish his campaign in positive fashion at Brands Hatch.


Delves said: “I will move on to Brands Hatch for the final round and try to end the season on a high.


“By the midway stage of the race the dreaded arm pump came into play causing me to have no feeling in my right arm.


“I managed to hang on and hold my position to finish the race in eighth place.”


The weather improved throughout the race at Donington Park as Delves passed Adam Hartgrove to take ninth and moved up to eighth after a crash in the front group of riders.


Delves completes his season at Brands Hatch on the weekend commencing Friday, October 15 where he will compete in two races.

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