LEWIS Rollo took to the Asphalt once again this past weekend in round ten of the Pirelli British Superstock 600 Championship in association with Black Horse hosted by Oulton Park.
The youngster from Gifford, East Lothian, had come off the back of a string of unlucky race incidents in previous round and needed desperately to have an incident free race.
Despite tricky weather conditions for practice the young Scot set a decent time placing him mid pack. As the track dried, Lewis’ confidence in his Kawasaki grew.
“This weekend has been mega” said a beaming Lewis “Practice was tricky in conditions and I finished the session in twelfth. In Q1 we finished the session in fourth in the dry, which we were really happy. In Q2 I went faster but unfortunately dropped a position to fifth on the grid, but we were still really happy as it was our second best qualifying this year so we were looking forward to the race on Sunday. On Sunday morning we changed the bike a lot and made it totally different to what I was riding, but, we had to make changes to move forward which we did in the race. At the start of the race I got a good start and got up to third and within a couple of laps I was closing on the leading two. Unfortunately, I out braked myself at the chicane and fell back to eighth but, I fought my way back through the pack up to third again, but I couldn’t catch the two leaders. The team and I were really happy with this result adding another podium to our year. We knew that we had the pace to fight for a win! I would just like to say a huge thanks to all my sponsors and everyone for all the support, which without none of this wouldn’t be possible.”
Photo Credit: Jim Rogerson