Wednesday, 17 October 2012


SUPERBIKES – Stockingford’s racing sensation and Held wearer Leon Jeacock ended his 2012 campaign in a blaze of glory at the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit in Kent over the weekend.  Taking part in the last round of the Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship, Jeacock was determined to end the season on a high note.

Held Titan gloves and Held leathers worn by Leon Jeacock
Leon Jeacock- good finale at Brands

Struggling in Friday and Saturday’s qualifying sessions, Jeacock started  Sunday’s race in 19th position and back on row 5 of the grid.  Making his typical  blistering start and holding position throughout the 14-lap race, Jeacock made up an incredible seven places to cross the finishing line in 12th position.

“Absolutely delighted with today’s result” said Jeacock “I struggled in qualifying which always makes the race hard work from row 5, but it all came together when it mattered and I am thrilled with 12th place”.

Sunday’s result meant another 4 points added to his tally, and overall Jeacock finishes in 16th place on the Championship leaderboard.

“It’s been a mixed bag this year” said Jeacock reflecting on his 2012 season “we’ve had some good results, some bad, some real bad luck and some brilliant top 10 finishes!  But I’m pleased with 16th place in the Championship overall, we have a solid Team now, all pulling in the same direction and it’s definitely made a huge difference with my racing this year.  We definitely have something great to build on and take forward into the 2013 season”.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the Team for their support this year; Mike Dorey at BMC Racing for preparing a superb bike for me all year, Mum and Dad, my fiancé Jo Dearden, Craig and Lennie Collins, Kath and Richard Dorey, Jordan Hodgson, Richard Johnson, In Touch Sports Media and Marketing, and to my sponsors; Held Bike Gear, Nexx helmets, Advance Forwarding, Arbury Gates, Moto Central and Nuffield Health Nuneaton”.

Leon is actively seeking sponsorship for the 2013 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 2013 Sponsorship Portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact Leon directly at or Richard Johnson at

Leon Jeacock is kindly supported by Nuffield Health & Wellbeing Centre Nuneaton, BMC Racing, Held Rider Equipment, LJR Race Products, Manbat Ltd, Arbury Gates & Railings, DP Brakes, Nexx Helmets, Moto-Central, Advance Bike Shipping, In Touch Sports Media & Marketing and The “#55” Club.

Images: Ian Ward

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