Specsavers Suzuki 

It was a really challenging weekend for the Specsavers Suzuki team. Leon Jeacock was 22nd in the opening race, he was unfortunate to crash out of race two and suffered a tyre problem in race three. This weekend Bjorn Estment stepped in for the injured Anthony Moore in the Superstock class. He was 23rd in race one but was taken out in race two on Sunday.

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The weather conditions were mixed on Friday which made dry track time difficult. However, Leon Jeacock continued to improve once again throughout the weekend.

He was able to qualify in 25th place for the opening race on Saturday. He got a good start and was able to move up a few places to gain 22nd place at the end of the 20-lap race. In race two he started from 24th place and he got a bad start but unfortunately crashed out on the opening lap trying to make up places. He had to start from the back for race three as he’d not set a time in the race before and he was making good progress but had to retire due to a tyre problem.

Leon Jeacock – “The weekend started off really well and I was progressing good right through to qualifying. We made a change for race one which we went in the wrong direction, it put us on the back foot but we made progress in morning warm-up. 

I made a bad start for race two and whilst trying to come through I made a small error and tucked the front. Race three I had worse luck as the new rear tyre had a fault and left me no choice but to pull in.”

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The team welcomed Bjorn Estment this weekend at Donington Park. Bjorn spent Friday learning the bike and how it worked and he continued to improve his times throughout the day. He managed to qualify for the first race in 23rd place. He was riding well but had a small issue with the bike but was able to bring it home in 23rd place.

For race two he started from 23rd place again and he got a good start but sadly into the final chicane on the opening lap he got taken out. Thankfully he’s just bruised and battered, the medics and marshals looked after him well.

Bjorn Estment – “I’m really grateful to Specsavers Suzuki for this weekend, they are a great little team with a good bunch of people involved.

We were making solid progress throughout the weekend with myself and the bike and unfortunately ran into really bad luck in both races.

I’d just like to thank the team for the opportunity.”

Team Manager – Ant Moore – “It was a frustrating weekend for us. I guess that is racing but it is just so disheartening. The whole team worked hard all weekend and we were looking for some strong results but it just wasn’t meant to be. 

We will re-build the bikes and look forward to Knockhill.”