Brands Hatch – Round 5 – Specsavers Suzuki 

Leon Jeacock – British Superbikes, Bennetts

Leon Jeacock was joined again this weekend by Ant Moore on the Specsavers Suzuki running in the British Superbike class and National Superstock classes respectively at the stunning Brands Hatch Circuit.

Leon was able to secure some strong results in the BSB class with a 21st, 20th and 22nd places in the three races. Ant Moore made his return from injury, he secured a 27th and 30th place in the National Superstock 1000 series.

British Superbikes

The weather conditions were mixed on Friday, and it was a gamble if to go out or not. Leon ended up in 25th in the combined practice session which put him into qualifying one on Saturday, he did well in qualifying and was 24th out of 31 riders in a very competitive class.

They made some changes with the bike but struggled to find a good set-up throughout the weekend and this hindered him during the races.

Leon Jeacock – “We had a great start to the weekend, but we took a backwards step with the bike after FP2 and our early pace never materialised. I am looking forward to Thruxton and hopefully we can kick off strong there and get some good results.”

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Ant Moore returned to racing after a long layoff since Oulton Park in May due to injury. It is always tough to come back into such a fiercely competitive class after a break. He worked hard throughout the weekend to improve on his times and get some consistent results, building up the confidence again.

Ant Moore – “After only four sessions at this circuit and having time off the bike I knew I would struggle at Brands especially with us only having two practice session. It was not all that bad to be fair, I started the weekend with a 1:34 lap time and took a second off each session until the final flag of race two. My fitness is note quite there yet and feels a bit alien on the bike. I know I was capable of a few spots hight up on the grid so I need to keep working hard and will hopefully get there soon.

Team Manager – Ant Moore – “As a team, we worked very well at Brands and the whole event was brilliant. It was great to see so many fans at the circuit. Both riders managed to lap faster every session, but we just couldn’t get the set-up correct on the Superbike, as the weekend progress and ended up stuck at a lap time that was not quite enough to get us further up the pack. A similar situation with the Superstock bike, our engine-braking strategy was partly to blame but we can only take this onto the next round at Thruxton.