Orient Express Press Release - K-Tech Suspension Sweeps Thruxton BSB2012-04-17 15:34
K-Tech Suspension equipped racers had tremendous success at this past weekend's British Superbike series events at Thruxton, sweeping wins in all the Superbike, SuperSport, and Superstock classes! In Superbike qualifying, seven of the top ten qualifiers were using K-Tech Suspension KTR-3 front forks and 35DDS rear shocks. The weekend's results would see K-Tech Suspension on top of the podium for all four stroke classes in a total of six race events.
Ian Lowry rode his K-Tech Suspension equipped Padgett's Racing Honda CBR 1000RR to win the first Superbike race of the weekend, with Josh Brookes charging from 13th on the grid to finish third on his K-Tech fitted Tyco Suzuki GSXR 1000 By TAS Racing. Lucas Scassa (Padgett's Honda), James Westmoreland (Team WFR Honda) and Graeme Gowland (Team WFR Honda) all finished in the top ten in the first Superbike race.
The second Superbike race saw Josh Brookes ride another superb race on his Tyco Suzuki By TAS Racing, who once again started well back in the pack, and clawed his way to the front of the field by the last lap. Brookes would claim victory by 0.660" and also set the fastest lap of the race on his charge to the front. Ian Lowry and Lucas Scassa rode their Padgett's Honda CBR 1000RR's to finish in the top ten, along with Alex Lowes and James Westmoreland from Team WFR Honda - all using K-Tech Suspension KTR-3 front forks and 35DDS rear shocks.
Smith's Racing's Glen Richards rode his Triumph Daytona 675R to win the first SuperSport race using K-Tech Suspension 20DDS front fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock. Saturday's 12 lap sprint race also saw Sam Warren, Ben Wilson, Jack Kennedy, Luke Mossey, and Christian Iddon follow Richards over the line using K-Tech Suspension products as well. In the second SuperSport race, Billy McConnell rode his Smith's Racing Triumph Daytona 675R to win ahead of Jack Kennedy, Glen Richards, Luke Mossey, and Ben Wilson - all using K-Tech Suspension components.
In the 1000cc Superstock class, Sunday's race winner Keith Farmer rode his Rapid Solicitors Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki ZX 10R to the checkered flag with K-Tech 20DDS front fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock. The 1000 Superstock race was very close, with the margin of victory only 0.194" between first and second place. In the 600 Superstock class, Tim "Twister" Hastings rode his K-Tech equipped MWR Kawasaki ZX 6R to his first professional race win using 20DDS front fork cartridges and a 35DDS rear shock.
Congratulations to all, and best wishes for continued success in the 2012 British Superbike series!
Orient Express is proud to be the exclusive North American importer and distributor for K-Tech Suspension products from the U.K. For detailed information, technical assistance, or for information regarding where you can purchase K-Tech Suspension products please contact your local authorized K-Tech service center or Orient Express at 800.645.6521 or visit our website http://www.orientexpress.com. Orient Express has provided riders and racers with the finest equipment, parts, and performance since 1973.
Source: Orient Express Racing
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