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Lowes secures Superbike double, Farmer takes Superstock 1000cc Championship!

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 Alex Lowes not only took his first Superbike win for Team WFR Honda at Silverstone this weekend but won both races moving himself into third position in the Championship behind Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) and Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing) after winning the first race comfortably 5 sec’s ahead of Byrne Michael Laverty (Samsung Honda), the second race was a much close affair with Lowes, Byrne and Brookes all swapping places over the closing laps with Alex taking the race win by 0.042 sec’s from Byrne after a brave last corner manoeuvre, Brookes took third 0.5 sec behind them. Both Brookes and Lowes use the K-Tech KTR-3 front forks and 35DDS rear shocks and currently hold second and third position in the championship with the final round at Brands Hatch in two weeks time.

Keith Farmer (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) took the National Superstock 1000cc Championship this weekend after taking a safe third place finish after his main rival for the Championship retired from the race. PJ Jacobsen (Tyco Suzuki by TAS Racing) took second position to Lee Costello after leading on the last lap only to make a small mistake in the last corner and lose the race by 0.059 sec, Joe Burns (L&A Reinforcements Kawasaki) had another good race taking fourth place. Farmer, Jacobsen and Burns all use K-Tech 20DDS front fork cartridges and 35DDS rear shock absorbers.

Again the top six places in both Supersport 600cc races were dominated by riders using K-Tech products, Christian Iddon (Oxford TAG Triumph) took the first race win on Saturday followed by Glen Richards (Smiths Gloucester Racing Triumph) with Richard Cooper on the second Oxford TAG triumph in third. The second race on Sunday saw Ben Wilson (Gearlink Kawasaki) take his first long awaited race win of the season followed by Cooper second and Iddon third. Brands Hatch also holds the last two races of the season with riders using K-Tech product currently holding the first seven positions in the championship going into the final round. Glen Irwin (MetHealthcare/Megastore 24/7 Yamaha) also leads the Supersport Cup championship going into the final round after a seventh place in the first Supersport race on Saturday.

The Superstock 600cc championship series leader Ben Burke failed to finish the race on Sunday after going out on the first lap but still holds equal first place with Lee Jackson (Chris Walker Race School Kawasaki) in the championship. Jake Dixon (Moto Breakers Yamaha) took the race win from Jackson with Alex Olsen (Team Haribo Starmix Triumph) third, riders using K-Tech products currently hold three of the top four places in the championship going into the final round at Brands Hatch.

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