FIRST BSB POLE POSITION AND 2019 BEST RESULT AT DONINGTON PARK FOR LUKE VERWEY
Luke Verwey scorched to a maiden Pole Position at Donington Park before finishing fifth in opening round of the latest round of the British Junior Supersport Championship.
Verwey, who returned to the scene of his ‘wildcard’ appearance in the World Supersport 300cc Championship, was fast from the off, taking his first British Championship pole by almost half a second.
The opening ten lap race saw him involved in the fight for podium until the end. He eventually finished just over a second away from a first podium of the year, nevertheless happy at securing his best result of 2019! Race two and three sadly saw Luke retire.
With just one round remaining, Luke sits fifteenth overall in the standings and is optimistic of a further front running performance in the season finale at Brands Hatch.
“I had a great qualifying taking my first ever British Championship Pole Position. The earlier Free Practice was nothing special. I was just feeling my way into it as the conditions weren’t perfect. I had a good mentality for qualifying and felt really positive. I focused on the areas where I knew I could improve and, in the end, I was able to take Pole. Race one was really good although I was a little disappointed not to take a podium after we had some small bike issues. Fifth was still my best result of the year so I shouldn’t really complain but I know we had the pace for more. Race Two I had to start from fourth. I made a good start and stuck with the pack but almost immediately the same issues from the opening race were still there. I had to pull in and retire. I was hoping to make amends in the final race of the weekend but sadly that was a DNF too. Anyway, all in all it was a solid weekend and I can head to Brands Hatch ready to run at the front!”
Photos courtesy of Ian Ward / Bikesportpics
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