Oil causes East to crash at Snetterton
- Credit: Archant
There was disappointment for Royston motorbike rider James East who crashed out of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Snetterton 300 on Sunday.
East, on the Brabus/Opus Kawasaki, was keen to get on the track after the long break from round 2 at Oulton Park.
He was riding well on Saturday and after putting in some good times qualified on the fifth row for Sunday’s feature race.
Determined to improve on the two previous race finishes, East started in 15th position and put in a good start, but lost a couple of places in the rush to the first bend.
Once again under pressure, he was struggling to make progress and moved into 13th place on lap six and hit oil deposited by another bike at Palmers Bend and crashed out along with TT senior runner-up Conor Cummins and Dan Johnson.
You may also want to watch:
The race was red flagged and later re-started but the due to bike damage East was unable to race.
The Championship moves to Knockhill for round four on June 29.
- 1 Camera to be installed in village to address long-standing speeding woes
- 2 Co-operation 'vital' in A505 Royston to Granta Park scheme
- 3 Safety concerns continue in final days of travel hub consultation
- 4 Village school's annual fayre is a big hit
- 5 Margaret House residential home celebrates 50th anniversary milestone
- 6 Exploring the medieval graffiti of North Herts' historic churches
- 7 Mum of four sought by police over child neglect claims
- 8 Historic Mayflower train makes its way through Royston and Meldreth
- 9 Lack of public transport blamed for collapse of £10.5m training centre
- 10 Get set for Strawberries & Creem Festival in the Cambridgeshire countryside