Final Oulton Park round, Superstock 600 Race Report October 10th
Final Oulton Park British Superbikes 8th—10th October with Team TK Cope MCT racing in the Metzler Superstock 600 National Championship.
Congratulations to Adam Lyon who finished 6th overall in the championship, Liam Lyon 12th and James East 13th. What a year it has been, we have had crashes, podiums, broken bones and even fastest lap records. The final race on 8th - 10th October was just as eventful!
In free practice Adam crashed and obtained a hairline fracture in his wrist, everyone worked through the night trying to make his bike as easy to ride as possible to help take the strain off his injury. The team were unsure if Adam would even be allowed to ride in the qualifying session but after some rest the medics gave him the all clear and so he was able to
Qualifying saw all 3 of our riders pushing themselves to the absolute limit to try and finish the championship as high as they possibly could. Funnily enough in qualifying all three of them came in one after the other. James 14th, Adam 15th and Liam 16th. This meant on Sunday’s race all 3 machines and riders would be starting next to one another.
The race began and as always, was extremely competitive with every rider thirsty for a podium finish. After 7 laps Adam could take no more, with his wrist fractured it was very difficult to ride aggressively and ended up making a mistake and high sided. 4 laps later, all the spectators saw; was ’EASTY’ in red letters on the back of James’s leathers sliding across the track as James too, fell. Liam fought his way through and battled to hold his increasing position and came home in 13th place.
Although the team didn’t have 3 bike finish it was none the less a very exciting and rewarding finish to the season. With Adam finishing 6th overall in the championship and James and Liam only just missing out on the top 10 it has been a season to be proud of.
TK Cope MCT would like to thank all their sponsors, members of the team and customers for their continued support.
Metzler Superstock 600 National Championship Final Standings
1. Josh DAY 155
2. Luke STAPLEFORD 154
3. Danny BUCHAN 151
4. John SIMPSON 147
5. Jimmy HILL 133
6. Adam LYON 86
7. Connor BEHAN 80
8. Matt BILTON 78
9. Josh WAINWRIGHT 76
10. Johnny BLACKSHAW 76
11. Nikki COATES 66
12. Liam LYON 64
13. James EAST 51