Luke Verwey qualifies in pole position at Donington BSB

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.

Luke Verwey: 

“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

Luke Verwey Season Best at Donington Park
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More to explore

Luke Verwey Joins Massingberd-Munday Affinity Sports Academy Team in new Kawasaki Team Green Squad
Exciting 2020 Season Sees Luke Riding For Massingberd-Munday Kawasaki / Affinity Sports Academy in Superstock 600 At BSB

Exciting news confirming Luke as a Kawasaki factory rider for the 2020 BSB Junior Superstock 600 series. He will be with the Kawasaki Team Green factory Kawasaki squad, MassingBerd-Mundy / Affinity Sports Academy.

Luke sees this as a huge opportunity for him to showcase his ability, as he is better suited to the bigger bikes and is preparing himself for a good competitive season. With Leon Haslam mentoring him again this season, he is set for making good progress and being a consistent top 10 runner throughout 2020. He is happy to be riding alongside his brother Kade again this season.