Chris Walker used obvious his pace at his local circuit to score sixth and eighth places in the 28-lap Silverstone races, but ran confidently in the lead for a time during race two, slowly dropping through the field as other riders picked up places.

It was a more disappointing weekend of work for the other team riders, with Regis Laconi struggling against chatter in race two, after scoring a fine seventh in race one. The luckless Fonsi Nieto was taken out in the first race, in a four-rider spill, and in the race restart he felt dizzy, having bashed his head hard on the tarmac. He nonetheless stuck at the task to score championship points in both races.

CHRIS WALKER: 6th & 8th – 51 Points, 10th Overall: “The bike was so good today but we still didn’t have quite enough to get on the rostrum. But no complaints about the bike, it was superb in qualifying and the race, and hopefully it is a sign of things to come. It was great to lead for a couple of laps.”

REGIS LACONI: 7th & 14th – 42 Points, 14th Overall: “I had a big problem with chattering in the second race and some problems with the gearbox so that affected my performance. I’m not completely happy because I wanted to make an even better race than the first one.”

FONSI NIETO: 11th & 10th – 48 Points, 11th Overall: “I was dizzy from hitting my head in the first race. This is the second time I have been taken out in turn one, but it is my own fault for qualifying badly. In SBK you have to qualify well to get away from the crazy riders. On the restart I had to use another bike and we changed the engine for the second race again.”


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