SUPERBIKES - Mixed fortunes for Delves at Knockhill - The Solihull Observer

SUPERBIKES - Mixed fortunes for Delves at Knockhill

Solihull Editorial 21st Jun, 2022   0

LIAM DELVES endured a difficult weekend in the fourth round of the British Superbike Championship after he crashed out in qualifying at Knockhill in Scotland.

Delves crashed in the early laps of qualifying and was unable to contest the race later in the day before returning to the track the following day as he recorded consecutive 21st place finishes.

The Solihull rider started the 30-lap race from the back of the grid, after his crash, as his team worked tirelessly through the night to ensure his bike was ready for racing.

Delves said: “Unfortunately I crashed out in my qualifying session and I have to apologise to my team Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki Fuelled by Cheshire Mouldings and Woodturnings Ltd and all my personal sponsors.

“Thank you to everyone for their support and messages, I am physically okay but my bike has taken a pretty bad beating.

“Also a big shout out to the BSB marshals and medics for getting me back on my feet safely. After one of the fastest crashes, I need to say a special thank you to Scott Leathers, Knox Armour, LS2 Helmets UK and Bikers Wear for keeping me safe.”

The British Superbike Championship returned from a five-week break, having allowed for the Isle of Man TT.

Delves and teammate Josh Owens were awarded second and third place in the British Superbike eBay Fast Forward Award in race two for gaining the most grid positions.

The next round of racing takes place at Brands Hatch over the weekend starting Friday, July 22.

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