Knockhill Testing Times - In Super Sport for Super Stock Racer Alex Gault - 12th - 13th July
Alex Gault the teenage motorcycle racer completed another successful weekend of racing/testing before his return to the next round of The National Super Stock 600 Championships.
This time the team had chosen to use the 5th and 6th rounds of the Scottish Championship held at Knockhill in Fife www.knockhill.com in preparation for the British Super Bike series’ return to the Scottish circuit in August.
Alex also made the brave choice to compete against much more powerful machines in the Super Sport class, rather than his own Stock class.
This paid big dividends as it put the youngster amongst some of the finest racers in the country.
This included; South African Hudson Kennaugh, currently sitting second in the British Super Sport championship and 2007 British 125 GP Champion Luke Jones, this years leader of the National Super Stock 600 championship, both were using the meeting in readiness for the Knockhill BSB round in August, alongside the cream of Scottish racers.
Despite a lack of horsepower from the standard Kawasaki engine when compared to the highly tuned engines of the Super Sport machines
Alex stunned the crowds bringing his Astro Kawasaki ZX6R home in 7th 4th 5th and 6th places from the 33 riders in each of the 4 races held last week-end.
Very encouraging results considering this was looked at; as testing by the team and not racing, each of the sessions on track Alex had his bike set-up changed, searching for the best one to use in the National Championship next month.
Shock news from the event came when after an oil spill from the previous sidecar race, Luke Jones crashed on the warm up lap for race 1.
This resulted in a broken collar bone which will surely see the leader in this years championship miss out on the next round to be held at Oulton Park this coming weekend.