Liam ready for new challenge as championship readies itself for Donington
In preparation for the six round 2020 National Superstock 600 championship, Liam Delves took part in the official test day at Silverstone recently where he rode well with the Santander Salt TAG Racing Yamaha to become the fastest rider on the day at the end of the five sessions.
Despite being on the track with his own class, the stock 600s were mixed in with the more powerful Ducati Performance TriOption Cup competitors but this didn’t faze Delves who got his head down to take the fastest lap of the day with a time of 57.430 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the quickest Ducati and 0.25s faster than Ben Luxton in his own class.
This bodes well for the opening round of the championship which takes place at Donington Park on the short National circuit over the coming weekend, August 7-9.
The 19-year-old has taken victory once last season after a thrilling battle at Thruxton, but he now has his sights set on battling for his first British title in 2020 with the Swadlincote based outfit.
After the test Liam said: “It felt mega to get back out on track today after such a long time. My Yamaha R6 felt on point, I would like to say a big thank you to my team who worked hard all day to give me a solid set up, which enabled me to end the day in P1. I can’t wait to get out on track at Donington on Friday for the first free practice session”
The timetable for the first round of the 2020 series is:
Friday – free practice – 11.15am and 2.50pm
Saturday- qualifying- 11.45am
Sunday – warm up – 9am, 20 lap race – 11am.