Steady progress for racer at British Superbikes

September 12 2018
Steady progress for racer at British Superbikes

Yate’s Luke Hedger has made his second outing on the PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker BMW after filling in for the injured Smrz.

Round 7 of the British Superbike Championships was at Thruxton, one of the fastest circuits on the calendar.

The demands of the circuit range from the long, fast straights and flowing corners to tight, demanding Complex and Chicane sections.

Hedger and the team decided to concentrate on race set up because of the nature of the 2.3-mile circuit that is notorious for tyre wear due to the abrasive tarmac.

Starting from 24th place in race one, Hedger had a lot of work to do but he knew his tyres would last the race.  It was looking like Hedger would be picking up his first British Superbike point but his gear lever snapped of and all he could do was nurse his bike home, but he still managed to finish his race in 18th place.

Race two was very similar to the first and Hedger was locked into a huge battle with Rogers and Barrier ending up in 19th place. 

Hedger Said “I had a good consistent weekend. Me and the team worked hard and went faster every session unfortunately the result doesn’t show how much progress we have made.”