Pirelli National Superstock 600, Silverstone: “So much to get used to but I got stuck in…”
Liam Delves made the decision to move up to the Superstock 600 class and has parted company with the team in the Motostar championship. He explained: “I felt the time was right to move on and would like to thank the Stauff Academy and Dean Reynolds for the opportunity to help develop and ride the DR Moto bike in the HEL Performance Motostar championship for the past two seasons and would like to wish the team best wishes for the future.”
The 18-year-old Solihull rider has joined Quinnstheprinters.com by Team IMR and will campaign the team’s R6 Yamaha for the final three rounds of the series.
He said:“I am so excited to be joining the team and really looking forward to a new challenge on the R6. It is going to be a whole new learning curve for me and I would like to thank Ian Moffitt and the team for this great opportunity.”
Liam rode to a fine 13th place in the highly competitive Superstock 600 class on Sunday to register his first championship points in the class.
Starting his race from a sixth-row grid position he got a good start and moved up into 16th place for the first two laps. He dropped a place to 17th on lap three but as he settled into his race he began to reel in the riders ahead. He passed Cameron Lee on lap six and then moved up into the points by passing James Nagy four laps later.
Liam was on a roll and began to move further up the field and crossed the finish line in a strong 13th place to pick up his first points in his new championship.
He said: “I am delighted with this result. In my very first race for the team, I have managed to finish inside the points. I am absolutely over the moon with my new team; there is a great atmosphere and some great teamwork in the garage. I can’t wait to get to Oulton Park next week and ride the R6 again.
The 600cc bike is so different to the Moto3 machine I’m used to and it was quite scary to begin with as it’s so much heavier and faster than anything I’ve ever ridden before. There’s so much to get used to but I got stuck in straight away and really enjoyed the big battle that I was involved with. To lap only half a second slower than the rider finishing in third is very pleasing, a big thank you to the team and all my sponsors for making it all possible. Thanks to Borley’s Minimix, Bassett Cleansing, Dunsley Heat, Yorkshire Office Furniture, Oxford Products, Scott Leathers, Knox Armour, Vroom Media, Veriserv, Nasty Paint, Quinnstheprinters.com EvolutionCamping, Teng Tools Online, Putoline UK, Reactive Parts, Hel Performance, NGK Spark Plugs UK, GB Racing, Ohlins Racing, Powerbronze, Samco Sport Bikes, BIKEIND, IMR.”
The next round is at Oulton Park in Cheshire this coming weekend, September 14-16.