Knockhill – Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship report
Liam Delves made the long trip north of the border to Knockhill in Scotland for round five of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship to no avail as he was forced to retire the VMR Racing Kawasaki ZX6R from Sunday’s 22 lap affair with a technical problem at mid-race distance.
Liam was disappointed with his qualifying position of eighth and said: “Qualifying did not go to plan as I was suffering from arm-pump and couldn’t hold onto the bike so well but despite the setback, I did manage to hold on to eighth place.”
The weather took a turn for the worse on Sunday morning and it was raining when the riders lined up for the start of the race. Liam did not get the good start he required and lost places down to 12th on the opening lap.
Although he maintained his position the bike suffered a technical issue and he was forced to pull into the pits at half race distance to retire.
“It was not the result we wanted from Knockhill this weekend; we had high hopes of a top result here but the bike, unfortunately, developed a problem which forced me to pull in. I would like to say a big thank you to my team and all my sponsors who made it possible for me to make the trip up to Scotland.”
The riders reconvene for round six at Snetterton in Norfolk over the weekend of July 19/21 when Liam will be hoping for better weather and a good result at the fast and flowing Norfolk track.