Round six of the Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship took place at Snetterton this weekend, the sun was out and the huge crowd was treated to a fantastic 12-lap race. The Moto-Breakers riders had a mixed weekend with Jimmy Rose gaining a stunning second place in a fraught battle with overall winner Ben Burke. However youngster Jake Dixon tipped off on lap two out of the lead and James Lodge had to fight hard from the back of the grid and came through to 11th place.
Jake Dixon qualified in pole position and was eager to get a good race under his belt after his off in the second race of the weekend at Donington. He got a fantastic start and led for the first lap but was unfortunate to lose the front as he tipped into the first left hander, turn three on the circuit and crashed out of the race.
Jake - "Once again I'm really disappointed I've got to get things back on track now from Knockhill, I know this year is a learning curve for me but I really want to do a good job for myself on the Moto-Breakers team. I know I have the pace and the bike has worked well all weekend and I was hoping to get a good result. The tyres were not up to full heat by that point and I just lost the front as I tipped into Palmers. I'm gutted as I want to start getting the results again, I'm still lying in third in the Championship and hopefully things will start going better again at Knockhill."
Jimmy Rose had an awesome race and despite all his efforts was unable to match the speed of race winner Ben Burke. Jimmy got a good start from fifth place on the grid and was third into the first turn. He saw his team-mate Dixon crash out and was eager to get to the front, he made a move on Burke and proceeded to lead the race for the next four laps before Burke made a move on him. Despite pushing extremely hard Jimmy had to settle for second place and now jointly leads the Championship.
Jimmy - "That was a really hard race and it wasn't an easy one I really was riding hard and couldn't have ridden any harder without making any daft moves or making any mistakes. It was a good race but I just could not match the top speed of the Seton bikes they are super-fast out of the corners and I couldn't even get a slip stream down the back straight to make a move. I worked really hard for that and pleased with the result and now I'm joint leader of the Championship so it looks like it's shaping up to be a very good season."
James Lodge was caught out and missed the gate for the pit lane which forced him to start the race from the back of the grid. Starting from 36th position the youngster battled hard and raced an incredible race to come through to 11th position.
James - "I'm gutted to have missed the gate by the time I got my helmet on and battled through the crowds I missed the pit lane gate by a fraction of a second and had to start from the back. It was a very hard race and I left myself a lot of work to do, I just got my head down and tried to pass as many people as I possibly could over the 12-laps. It was difficult but at least I managed to get some points and I could do with a bit of luck on my side at Knockhill."