Motorcycling: Trio of Doncaster riders take on Snetterton

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Doncaster’s Moto-Breakers Racing team took a trio of riders to compete in a series of Championships at Snetterton.

Riders James Lodge and Levi Day took on the National Superstock 600 Championship and Jonathan Lodge featured in the National Superstock 1000 Championship.

The first qualifying session saw Day in fourth position and Lodge in 14th.

The following morning’s session saw Day in seventh and Lodge remain in 14th - meaning that on combined qualifying times they would start from these positions for the Sunday morning’s race.

Day got off to a good start but had dropped to eighth by the end of lap one. He regained seventh place on the third lap when he overtook the Kawasaki of Wilkinson.

Holding this position for the next two laps, Day was just three tenths of a second behind the Kawasaki of Mason Law before overtaking on the sixth lap.

Lodge did not get off to a good start, dropping back into 14th place by the end of the fourth lap.

With one of the riders in front dropping out, Lodge moved back up into 13th at the end of lap six.

Meanwhile in front, Day and Law changed positions with the former getting the upper hand on the ninth lap to claim sixth place with three laps to the finish.

On the last lap, Day moved up into fourth when the second placed rider crashed out. With a sprint to the finish, Law got past - demoting Day back into fifth as they took the chequered flag.

Lodge maintained his 13th position for four laps but was adrift of the pack. Over the remaining four laps with riders in front dropping out, Lodge moved up into 11th place as he crossed the finishing line.

In the Superstock 1000 Championship Jonathan Lodge qualified in 33rd place on the grid out of a field of 52.

Lodge did not get away to a good start - dropping back to 35th by the end of lap one.

With one of the front runners dropping out and by overtaking Simon Andrews, Lodge was back up to 33rd by the end of lap three and had gained another place on lap four when another rider in front crashed out.

Lodge held this position for another three laps and moved up into 31st by the end of lap seven.

On the eighth lap three more riders fell by the wayside elevating him into 27th position.

By the end of the tenth lap another rider dropped out and with Lodge overtaking the Kawasaki of Curran, he had gained another two places.

He hung onto this position for another three laps and was in 24th place at the end of the penultimate lap less than a tenth of a second behind Dan Kneen.

The last lap saw him take the chequered flag in 22nd place, having overtaken Kneen and with another faller ahead of him.

The Moto-Breakers team said they were happy with each rider’s performances.