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Dickies Sponsored Riders In Top 10 British Superbike Standings

Dickies Sponsored Riders In Top 10 British Superbike Standings

After the weekend's races, Dickies sponsored Tyco Suzuki riders Josh Waters and John Hopkins are in the top 10 of the British Superbike standings. 

Josh Waters, may have taken victory at Brands Hatch last month for Tyco Suzuki, but the affable former Australian Superbike champion finally came of age in his short BSB career with three impressive finishes during the weekend’s triple header at Oulton Park. He came 9th in race two and saw him finish 6th in race three, seeing him battle for the final podium spot. 

Josh Waters said: “
In race one the conditions were a bit iffy and we went with an intermediate front and slick rear, so I was happy to finish where I did, especially with the track drying fast. In race two today [Sunday], I got a good start and was amongst the freight train battle for a podium position, so overall I  was very pleased with the weekend having three top ten finishes. I felt like I rode a lot better and the boys put together a good package on the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 so I’m leaving Oulton satisfied, but there’s more to come.”

Philip Neill, team manager at Tyco said: 
“A triple-header weekend is always hard work and the weather changes at Oulton certainly added to the tension. Overall we still aren’t quite at the level we want to be however, I am really pleased with the turnaround in Josh Waters. In my opinion this was Josh’s strongest weekend since he arrived in BSB. After running comfortably in the top ten throughout most of the sessions, three fighting top ten race finishes will do wonders for his confidence."

John Hopkins’ cruel luck continued at Oulton Park with a retirement from race one; then in race two the American came to grief after meeting with another rider, just three laps from the end. The former GP rider had an X-Ray on Monday to, hopefully, rule out any significant damage to his left ankle.

John Hopkins followed saying: 
“I’ve banged up my shin and foot so will have it X-rayed on Monday morning. Unfortunately it was another tough weekend. Again we proved that the potential is there and we’re no doubt crawling our way towards the front, but we just need to put it all together and turn it into race results.”

Tyco team manager Philip Neill spoke of Hopper, "Hopper once again started the weekend strongly and showed signs of his undoubted ability during qualifying and race one. Unfortunately a wrong tyre choice and a rear wheel vibration problem ended his hopes in race two during the early laps, and also left him starting race three at the back of the grid. Unfortunately whilst trying to fight through the field he was unlucky to come together with another rider and the accident has left John with an ankle injury."

He continues to talk about Supersport class rider Taylor, “Taylor is pushing hard in the ultra competitive Supersport class and again he showed some great potential this weekend. However we know what he’s capable of and with some set up changes over the weekend providing a confidence boost, I’m certain we will see him run with the front group very soon.”

Dickies’ other sponsored rider Chris Walker was again showing that ‘old is gold’ at Oulton Park, riding his way into sixth place overall, meaning he holds the final showdown position.