Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kiwi and Aussies set for European Junior Cup at Jerez this weekend.

The 2014 Pata European Junior Cup blasts back into life this weekend. Kiwi racer Connor London is itching to get back in to the action on the GSF/Wil Sport CB500R Honda. The Auckland teenager currently lies 11th in the points and is looking towards grabbing some valuable points , to break in to the top ten.

"This weekend is the 7th and penultimate Round of the European Junior Cup, and I'm ready to go. It has been two months since I have ridden a bike so I can't wait. Jerez is a track I really enjoyed last year and It was my best qualifying position of the year. I am 11th in the championship heading into this round and I need to score some more points inside the top ten so we can finish top ten overall in the championship.Thank you to everyone for all of the support, especially Wil Sport, Global Sporting Futures, Auckland Motorcycle Club Inc, Motorcycling New Zealand Inc, Transform Bodies , Fast Kiwi Media and everyone back home in New Zealand." Connor commented from Spain.


Connor's Wil Sport team mate , Spain's Augusto Fernandez(#37) has a healthy lead in the championship , and must be favorite to take the championship. Fernandez lost out to Kiwi Jake Lewis at the final round at Jerez in 2013 , where Lewis won the race and championship.

The third member of the Wil Sport team for this round is Australian Nic Liminton, who is a wildcard for Wil Sport and is currently racing in Spain.

Teenage Australian Lachlan Epis returns to Europe for the final two rounds on the Response racing machine having competed in the two previous rounds. Lachlan raced in New Zealand earlier this year on a 250 Ninja with some success and is looking forward to the full season in Europe in 2015.

For the final round at Magny Cours in France in October , another Kiwi will join the pack. Christchurch's Scout Fletcher will race as a wildcard for Wil Sport.


Standings after 6 of 8 races.

1.A. FERNANDEZHONDA129
2.J. ORELLANAHONDA102
3.A. LICCIARDIHONDA64
4.I. FERNANDEZHONDA63
5.M. MIRALLESHONDA62
6.J. HUBNERHONDA51
7.M. PEREZHONDA50
8.J. HARLANDHONDA47
9.H. SOOMERHONDA42
10.P. GRASSIAHONDA35
11.C. LONDONHONDA31
12.J. VAN SIKKELERUSHONDA29
13.A. WISDOMHONDA26
14.M. CIPRIETTIHONDA20
15.S. HILLHONDA16
16.C. GEISSLERHONDA16
17.R. BRINKHONDA13
18.B. ORTTHONDA11
19.L. GABELLINIHONDA7
20.J. MORENOHONDA5
21.D. DRAYTONHONDA4
22.J. ZHUHONDA4
23.L. EPISHONDA3

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Back to business for Kiwi Jake Lewis this weekend.

After a long break , the 2014 FIM European Superstock 600 Championship resumes at Circuit de Jerez in the province of Andalucia in the south of Spain this coming weekend. 

Kiwi racer Jake Lewis reunites with his Racedays Honda / Agro On / Wil Sport team for the sixth and penultimate round of the Championship at the same circuit where Jake clinched the 2013 European Junior Cup Championship.

Commenting from Spain "It has certainly been a long time since the last time I was on my Agro On /WIL Sport/ Racedays Honda, nearly 8 weeks! which is far far to long for any bike racer!!

I'm really looking forward to Jerez this coming weekend, It is a track I really enjoy riding, I had success there last year in the EJC where I won the race and championship title so hopefully we can put on a similar performance.It is the penultimate round of the European Superstock 600 championship, so some very good results needed to show what we've got and to help us for options next year.The weather is going to be super hot at this time of year down there so it will be a tough race.

I'd also like to say a big thank you to all my sponsors and supporters who have been a huge help this season, to Stadium Finance, WIL Sport, Arai Helmets, Honda, Charlton Hurrell Drainage, Motorcycling New Zealand Inc , Race Supplies ltd , Fast Kiwi Media and especially to my Dad for all his amazing amount of time and effort."
Jake is 25th in the points table after only scoring points in Round 1 at Aragon in Spain earlier in the year in this highly competitive and tough class. Team mate Kevin Manfredi lies 8th in the series .

Jake's other two team mates who ride in the Superstock 1000 series on Agro On / Racedays / Wil Sport Hondas lie 10th and 11th in that series. American Josh Day is 11th and englishman Kyle Harris is tenth. Harris won the 600 Superstock race at Jerez in 2013.


Superstock 600 Points with two rounds to run.

1.M. FACCANIKAWASAKI106
2.W. TESSELSSUZUKI72
3.N. TUULIYAMAHA58
4.A. TUCCIKAWASAKI55
5.F. CARICASULOHONDA46
6.L. SALVADORIKAWASAKI42
7.I. MIKHALCHIKKAWASAKI40
8.K. MANFREDIHONDA35
25.Jake Lewis Honda5



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Pic: Racedays Honda

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