The entire Specsavers Suzuki team are saddened about the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and we send our thoughts to the Royal Family.
The team headed to Snetterton this weekend with Leon Jeacock in the British Superbike class and Bjorn Estment in the National Superstock 1000 series.
Leon Jeacock had a very strong weekend and secured some of his best results of the season so far.
Leon qualified in 25th place on the grid and had a bit of work to do during the races. He worked hard in all three races, 17th in race one, a small technical problem in race two forced him to DNF but he came back strong for race three and finished in 16th place just outside the points.
Leon Jeacock – “This weekend we made some really good progress and achieved my personal best results in two of the races.
Unfortunately, we had a technical issue in race two, but the team pulled together and sorted it and we got 16th in the last race of the weekend. We are looking forward to Oulton Park now and the final three meetings of the year.”
Bjorn Estment continues to make huge progress in the National Superstock 1000 class on the Specsavers Suzuki.
Bjorn improved in every session despite some inclement track conditions. He had a good qualifying session to start from 14th place on the grid.
It was a frantic race with a safety car involved also but Bjorn worked exceptionally hard to avoid the carnage and work his way up through the pack to secure a very positive 8th place finish, the best result for Specsavers Suzuki this season.
Bjorn Estment – “I’m really stoked with the result in the race with the Specsavers Suzuki team and a really great result with an 8th and a good strong points haul. It gave us some good coverage and it has come at a good time going into three tracks I love riding at. I can’t wait to get there now and continue this progress and finish the season on a high note. Thank you to everyone in my corner and everyone involved in the team.”
Team Manager – Ant Moore – “It was a challenging weekend with the weather and track conditions in both our classes at Snetterton. Leon and Bjorn both tackled the wet and greasy conditions on Friday practice which resulted in Leon having a small crash out of turn 4, we decided as a team to have limited track time until the conditions improved.
On Saturday both riders climbed up the timesheets and we kept working on set-up to help the issues we had, especially the chatter at turns 3 and 6.
I was so happy to see Bjorn get 8th place in the race and score some good Championship points! Leon was so close to getting points in races 2 and 3, which is a positive sign of things to come.
We will move onto Oulton Park in two weeks’ time and aim for more points from both riders.”