News Search
August 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  
   Archived News

June 23, 2015

Highs and Lows at Snetterton for #FuelledByXpressCoffee Riders

Filed under: Latest News — xpress @ 11:58 am

It was a mixed weekend of results for the #FuelledByXpressCoffee stable of riders in Norfolk this weekend as the MCE British Superbike Championship moved in to it’s fourth round at the fast Snetterton 300 circuit. From the glory of a podium finish to the disappointments of DNF’s, this weekend had it all. One thing is for certain, the riders who had the more difficult times will certainly come back stronger.

In the premier British Superbike class, championship leader going in to the weekend James Ellison had his toughest races of the year so far with a mechanical issue causing him to retire from race one. That early exit left Ellison with no opportunity to post a fast lap to boost his grid slot for race two so it was a sixteenth place start for the Cumbrian, who fought hard to bring his JG Speedfit Kawasaki home in seventh place.

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Mechanical issues in race one also befell Tyco Suzuki’s Michael Laverty as he was forced to retire from proceedings whist holding a strong fourth place but race two proved a happier time as he backed up his race one potential securing fourth place finish after an intense 5-way battle. A welcome double points scoring finish for Essex rider Danny Buchan will be shot in the arm for the BeWiser Kawasaki man as he continues to develop on a superbike and a race one points finish for Bennett’s Suzuki’s Josh Waters will help the Australian riders confidence as he looks to regain the form he showed in the second half of last season.

It  was a tough day for the #FuelledByXpressCoffee STK1000 riders as Tom Tunstall, still recovering from injury, worked hard to score the final championship point in fifteenth place as mechanical issues once again thwarted the immense efforts of Kyle Wilks and his close-knit family team on only the second lap of the race. Both riders will come back stronger for Knockhill.

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

In STK600 there was joy for Jordan Weaving as he secured his best result of the season with a fifth place finish as he adapts more and more to his NMT No Limits Kawsaki ZX-6R, a strong qualifying session was the boost he needed and seized the opportunity with both hands. Still with the 600cc machines but in the British Supersport championship, TTC Yamaha’s Andy Reid took a deserved third place in Saturday’s sprint race but unfortunately couldn’t repeat the heroics in Sunday’s feature race, crashing out at the fast right-hander of Corams, sustaining a cracked heel in the process.

Xpress Coffee’s Chris Palmer said, “What a weekend of ups and downs, but that’s what racing brings and it’s how you bounce back that is important. Andy Reid’s podium was a highlight in such a fiercely competitive class as was Jordan Weaving’s progress in STK600. It was a hard weekend for James and Josh in the big class but I was pleased for Michael to continue his resurgence after a tough start and for Danny’s continued improvement.

He continued, “The STK1000 boys had another hard weekend and you have to take your hat off to them, the determination both Tom and Kyle show is a credit to them both and I have no doubt their day will come soon enough.

Share

June 17, 2015

From the NW200 to the TT to Snetterton for Xpress Coffee

Filed under: Latest News — xpress @ 12:34 pm

Whilst many teams and riders have enjoyed the Road Racing break, Xpress Coffee have been hard at work at the Vauxhall NorthWest 200, of which Xpress Coffee were proud hot drinks partner of the event and also attending the fabled Isle of man TT races in support of their teams and riders as they battled the historic Mountain Circuit. Highlight of the TT for the company were the fabulous 22nd and 23rd TT victories for Honda rider John McGuinness, hard proof that sometimes youth and exuberance are no match for age and treachery.

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

This weekend it’s back to some domestic normality as the Xpress Coffee Events team and their #FuelledByXpressCoffee stable of supported riders head to the Norfolk fens for round four of the MCE British Superbike Championship and to the former Second World War airfield circuit at Snetterton.

British Superbike championship leader James Ellison will be looking to extend his lead in the title race and secure his place in the Showdown as soon as possible and can take two more big steps forwards towards his goal with his JG Speedfit team as the series’ most consistent rider. BeWiser Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan is growing in confidence with every round and a double point-scoring finish must certainly be a target for the tall Essex rider and confidence will also be key for Bennett’s Suzuki’s Josh Waters as he continues to gel with the 2015 Suzuki GSX-R 10000. After a season-best fourth place at Oulton Park last time out, Tyco BMW man Michael Laverty will be keen to improve and will be striving for his first podium of 2015.

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

The Sunday feature race for the Motorpoint British Supersport riders saw a stunning battle unfold, with #FuelledByXpressCoffee man Andy Reid in the thick of the action, bringing home a deserved podium for his TTC Yamaha squad and will no doubt be delighted if he can make further progress in the two races to come. Still on the 600cc machines but in the STK600 class, Motostar Moto3 Champion Jordan Weaving continues to make solid progress round by round on his NMT No Limits Kawasaki, culminating in a maiden points-scoring finish at the previous round at Donington Park, brimming with confidence and with the solid support of his team, the target for Snetterton is undoubtedly more of the same.

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

It’s been a testing season so far for the two #FuelledByXpressCoffee riders in the STK1000 series. Hampshire rider Kyle Wilks has battled hard to get the results that both he and his family-run team deserve and a hard-fought fifteenth place at the World Superbike round at Donington Park has given the whole team a lift and coupled with solid progress during testing, Snetterton could provide yet another solid result. Long-time Xpress Coffee-supported rider, Tom Tunstall, returns from injury this weekend after unfortunately breaking his leg after a crash at Oulton Park in early May. Tom will be working hard to reproduce the early season form that saw him run strongly in the top ten and continue the progress made over the first three rounds.

Ahead of the weekend, Chris Palmer of Xpress Coffee said “It has been an exciting few weeks with our move into Road Racing alongside British Superbikes, which has helped our #FuelledByXpressCoffee stable of teams and riders go from strength to strength.  As well as the excitement looking forward to Snetterton it also brings great sadness as one of our long term associates, Jeff Thomas, passed away last week. Jeff was a crucial part of Tom Tunstall’s race team and had been with us since we first arrived in BSB in 2008. Our thoughts go out to the Team and Jeff’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Share

May 20, 2015

Unfinished Business For Weaving at Donington Park This Weekend

Filed under: Latest News — xpress @ 10:05 am

This weekend sees the Pirelli National STK600 Championship race in support of the World Superbike Championships at Donington Park and for Jordan Weaving, a chance to attend to some unfinished business at the Leicestershire circuit.

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

Photo: www.freezeframe-photography.co.uk

The championship kicked off in glorious sunshine over Easter Weekend but unfortunately for the Burkert-backed rider his race lasted just two right-hand corners before he was unceremoniously taken out of the race through no fault of his own. A return to one of his favourite tracks with a little more experience under his belt and a fist full of confidence from Oulton Park should see the youngster in good stead for a strong result.

Since Oulton Park, the #FuelledByXpressCoffee rider has been riding trials with team-mate Nick Anderson as well as working hard on his fitness where he’s employed some new techniques to his training routine to combat any potential arm-pump as his body gets used to the heavier, more powerful, Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja. The riding transition is continuing apace with valuable input from NMT No Limits Kawasaki rider coach Ewan Burnett, small steps and improvements are being felt with every session and the short-term goal of a top ten finish is becoming ever more realistic.

Ahead of round four, Jordan said, “I’m really looking forwards to going back to Donington Park, I left there in a fair amount of pain back in April through no fault of my own and I’m really excited to get another crack at a circuit I enjoy and have had success on previously. Both my NMT No Limits Kawasaki team and myelf have been working hard in the two rounds since we were there last and I’m feeling confident and ready to challenge for a point scoring finish.

Share
Page 1 of 15712345678910...203040...Last »