|Held wearer Leon Jeacock|
Friday – Free Practice & Qualifying 1
Miserable, drizzly weather hampered Friday’s free practice session, and despite feeling under the weather himself, Jeacock clocked up some pretty impressive lap times to finish sixth fastest at the end of the half hour session.
“Really pleased with that, the bike felt great even in the wet which isn’t the best of racing conditions but I’m pleased with how it all went and hoping we can continue that sort of form in this afternoon’s qualifying” said a satisfied Jeacock.
The rain had stopped by the time the first of the qualifying sessions started on Friday afternoon and completing a total of 10 laps, Jeacock took twelfth position overall.
Saturday –Qualifying 2
Saturday welcomed glorious sunshine and blue skies over the Northamptonshire circuit and the second qualifying session for the Superstock 600 riders saw Jeacock once again recording some very quick times to finish 11th quickest from the 36-rider field. That performance, added to his times from Friday meant Jeacock qualified for Sunday’s race in 11thposition, and starting from row 3 on the grid.
“Very happy with qualifying today” said a delighted Jeacock“bike felt really quick and really pleased to be off the third row tomorrow. Fingers crossed I can make a good start!”
Sunday – Race
Sunday’s race was declared dry and hoping for a good start from P11 on the grid Jeacock unluckily got caught behind a couple of fallers on the first lap, pushing him right back in 25th place. However, not to let this defeat him, Jeacock battled hard for the remaining 9 laps and managed to pick off a further 11 fellow competitors to take the chequered flag in 14th position.
“First lap didn’t make things easy!” said Jeacock “was hoping a good start would have put me right up in the running today, but I guess these things happen in our sport! Really pleased to have added some more Championship points to the tally though, looking forward now to the season close at Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks”.
Jeacock goes into the showdown of the 2012 Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship in 18th position on the Championship leaderboard. The season finale takes place at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent from the 12 – 14 October.
Leon, who celebrates his 24th birthday on Thursday, is seeking sponsorship for the 2013 race season and would love to hear from anyone who may be able to help in any way. If anyone would like to get involved or receive a sponsorship portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact Leon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Johnson at email@example.com.
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