Liam takes third place at Silverstone

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Liam Delves rode well at Silverstone on Sunday to secure a third-place finish to round three of the 2020 Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship and move up to fourth place in the overall rider standings on 29 points.

Qualifying went well for the 20-year-old rider who races for Santander Salt TAG Racing onboard a Yamaha YZF-R6 and he started the 22 lap race at Silverstone from the middle of the second row.

As the lights went out Delves was steady away and finished the first lap down in 10th position before beginning his move forward. The action was fast and furious on the short and technical 1.64 mile Northamptonshire national circuit with positions changing throughout the 22 laps.

On lap eight Delves found himself up into fourth place right behind the top three riders but his progress was halted two laps later when a crash further downfield brought the safety car out.

When the car left the track on lap 15 the race was back on and Delves was caught and passed by series leader Ben Luxton. There followed a tremendous battle for the final podium position with Delves mixing it with four or five other riders. It all came to a head when the two leading riders crashed on the penultimate lap leaving five riders all challenging for the lead.

At the chequered flag it was Rhys Irwin who snatched the win from Daniel Brooks with Liam Delves securing the third place and final podium position, his first of the current campaign.

Liam said: β€œA brilliant podium finish at Silverstone on the TAG Racing Yamaha Racing R6; massive thank you to all my team at TAG Racing for another perfect bike and a fantastic weekend and a special thank you to all my amazing sponsors for believing in me and making my dreams come true.”

At the halfway stage of the championship, Delves finds himself fourth in the rider standings on 29 points with the next round at Oulton Park over the weekend of September 18/20 when Delves will have two bites of the cherry as there are two races to contest at the Cheshire circuit.

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