The Aye Gee Suzuki team experienced the highs and lows of racing again at the final round of the National Superstock 600 Championship at Brands Hatch Circuit. Andy Reid who only joined the team in August gained his best result of the year with a six place finish whilst his team-mate Josh Wainwright was unfortunate to crash out on the wet tarmac on lap three of the first race.
Youngster Andy Reid had a stunning weekend and was on form, he was fifth in first qualifying and was pushed down to eighth in the final qualifying session. He gained a good start and was fourth into Druids on the opening lap and waiting for things to settle down. A number of riders crashed into turn one after hitting damp patches at Paddock Hill, Andy was fortunate to stay on but his team-mate took the brunt of it.
The race was cut short to six laps with two sighting laps; Andy gained a great start on the restart and was 3rd into turn two. He got himself into a rhythm for the short sprint race and was eager to gain a solid result at the end of the season. He commented "I'm so pleased to have finished the season on a good note and I can't complain at all with sixth place. I've been working hard since moving to a 600, maybe a bit too hard but it's good to finish the season on a high. I'd like to thank Jeremy McWilliams for sorting me out some Alpinestar leathers last minute after I destroyed my ones from Silverstone. I'd also like to thank the Aye Gee team for giving me the opportunity to race in the Stock 600 Championship at the last few rounds and glad I was finally able to repay all their work. I hope to be in stock 600's again in 2012 and look forward to getting back out on track as soon as possible!"
Josh Wainwright was involved in a six bike crash into the first turn after hitting a wet patch on the circuit and was unfortunate to get clipped by a following crashed bike. He was assessed by the circuit medical team and has been sent to hospital for further x-rays and scans on his back and updates will be posted on the Aye Gee Suzuki Facebook page - facebook.com/AyeGeeSuzuki. The Aye Gee Suzuki team wish Josh a very speedy recovery. He asked to thank Forcefield for their back and chest protector as says without that, things could have been much worse.