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Win Tickets to Knockhill BSB

Courtesy of the guys and girls at SGR racing we’ve got two weekend passes to give away for the next British Superbike meeting at Knockhill (June 25th and 26th) which even at 160 miles away is technically our local race. There’s no question to answer, funny caption to write or amount to guess. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is head to our Facebook Page and give the competition post a like. The winner will then be drawn at random this Wednesday , the 22/06/15, at 9pm and we’ll make sure the tickets reach you in time.

 

If you’re not familiar with SGR racing have a read of our Geordie Racer article where we spoke to team owner Stephen Kinghorn. Better still check out their website or give them a like on Facebook.

 

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www.Painted2Perfection.co.uk
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www.hueylines.com
www.angliafixing.co.uk
www.kabuto-europe.com
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www.palmerperformance.co.uk
www.ride-north.com

 

Images courtesy of Tim Keeton www.impact-images-photography.co.uk. For high res images or any further information on SGR Racing or Tom Oliver please email Louise Stewart-Young at louise_paddy@hotmail.com. Please credit Tim Keeton when using images.

Top Ten finish for Oliver and SGR Racing at Oulton Park

Tom Oliver on his SGR Racing Yamaha achieved a ninth place finish at a very wet Oulton Park for round two of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class, both he and the team were thrilled with the result.

 

Images: Tim Keeton. Words: Louise Stewart-Young

 

Heading into the second round of the championship the Morpeth based family team SGR Racing was keen to pick up a top ten finish, and Colchester’s Oliver delivered just that. The British weather hindered qualifying at the picturesque Cheshire circuit making it an interesting affair. Damp to drying conditions in both sessions made for difficult qualifying, however Oliver kept his head and qualified in 11th place on the highly competitive grid.

 

The weather deteriorated further for race day and as the grid lined up ready to race heavy rain came down. This caused the race to be delayed as it wasn’t safe to start and it was reduced from 14 laps to nine.

Oliver got a good start and immediately slotted into eighth place amongst the leading group. He held this position for a number of laps until a problem developed with his visor. Unable to see clearly Oliver backed off slightly and settled into tenth position for a number of laps. With three laps to go Oliver’s visor issue improved sufficiently for him to make a move on Sam Thompson the rider in front of him, and he progressed into ninth position down through Cascades bends. He rode a sensible race to maintain this top ten finish and bag more championship points.

 

Tom Oliver said: “It was a tough race but I got away well with the front group. My SGR Racing Yamaha was working superbly and I felt we had the potential to get a podium. With the poor conditions my visor fogged up really badly. I would like to think if this hadn’t happened I could have finished on the podium, however it was a good result in very changeable conditions.  Brands Hatch Indy circuit is the next round and I’m sure we can keep the top ten momentum going.”

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Stephen Kinghorn Team Owner said: “I’m chuffed with how well this race weekend has gone. The weather made it difficult going for everyone but Tom stayed cool and calm throughout and did what he needed to get the result we had been aiming for. We had a new sponsor come onboard this past week so I was pleased we could reward SIG PLC with our first top ten finish so far this season. Thanks once again to everyone who has supported us and cheered us on our way, it is very much appreciated. I’m really looking forward to Brands Hatch, I can’t wait to see what we can achieve.”

Round three of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship is at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit on May 20th -22nd.

 

To find out more about SGR Racing please visit www.sgrracing.co.uk

 

The team would like to thank:
www.AMTBusiness.co.uk
www.kais-ohlins.co.uk
www.Jaybeebikerbits.com
www.imovebikes.co.uk
www.Putoline.co.uk
www.Painted2Perfection.co.uk
www.thejunctionrestaurant.co.uk
www.hueylines.com
www.angliafixing.co.uk
www.kabuto-europe.com
www.utilitycarts.co.uk
www.mhpexhausts.com
www.rstmoto.com
www.palmerperformance.co.uk
www.ride-north.com

 

 

Images courtesy of Tim Keeton www.impact-images-photography.co.uk. For high res images or any further information on SGR Racing or Tom Oliver please email Louise Stewart-Young at louise_paddy@hotmail.com. Please credit Tim Keeton when using images.

Points Scoring Silverstone for SGR Racing

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SGR Racing who featured in our Geordie Racer article have just completed their first round of the season where rider Tom Oliver scored his first Championship points, finishing in 14th place on his debut outing for the Morpeth based team at Silverstone, for round one of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship.

 

Images: Tim Keeton. Words: Louise Stewart-Young

 

The Colchester rider got the weekend off to a steady start, at a cold but dry Silverstone, by placing the SGR Racing Yamaha into 11th place on the grid during qualifying.  As this was the team’s first race weekend together and the first time out in anger for Oliver on the R6 Yamaha, they were happy with how the qualifying session went, as it was a learning curve for everyone.

 

With a fourth row start Oliver had his work cut out for him when it came to race day. A bad start made for a tough but positive race. Oliver settled into his racing rhythm and concentrated on maintaining the ground he had made back up since the early part of the race. Finishing in 14th place and scoring two points on his inaugural SGR Racing outing was a good solid start to the season which will be built on as the year progresses.

 

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Tom Oliver said: “I’m happy to be coming away from the first round with some points in the bag. It’s my first weekend racing the SGR Racing R6 Yamaha and we are still learning. I didn’t get a great start and I got pretty beaten up on the first lap! However, I settled into a good rhythm and held my position. I’m looking forward to more track time at Oulton Park, which is a track I love, and we can build on the solid start we made here at Silverstone.”

 

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Stephen Kinghorn, Team Owner said: “It’s been a really positive weekend. The team and the bike have both worked really well as this is our first race weekend on the Yamaha. Tom put in a lot of consistent laps during the race and really used his head. I’m pleased to be coming away from our first round with some points on the board. We are at Oulton Park in three weeks’ time, this is a track Tom enjoys so it can only get better. I’d like to say big, big ‘thank you’ to all our sponsors and everyone who has helped us to get to this point.”

The second round of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship will be held on 30th April – 2nd May at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

The team would like to thank:
www.AMTBusiness.co.uk
www.kais-ohlins.co.uk
www.Jaybeebikerbits.com
www.imovebikes.co.uk
www.Putoline.co.uk
www.Painted2Perfection.co.uk
www.thejunctionrestaurant.co.uk
www.hueylines.com
www.angliafixing.co.uk
www.kabuto-europe.com
www.utilitycarts.co.uk
www.mhpexhausts.com
www.rstmoto.com
www.palmerperformance.co.uk
www.ride-north.com

Images courtesy of Tim Keeton www.impact-images-photography.co.uk. For high res images or any further information on SGR Racing or Tom Oliver please email Louise Stewart-Young at louise_paddy@hotmail.com. Please credit Tim Keeton when using images.