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Dickies Sponsored Round at Snetterton Proves Challenging for Sponsored Team Be Wiser Kawasaki

Dickies Sponsored Round at Snetterton Proves Challenging for Sponsored Team Be Wiser Kawasaki

Dickies sponsored Be Wiser Kawasaki had a challenging weekend at round four of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Snetterton, which was this year known as the Dickies round. Chris Walker gained a very positive sixth place in race one and he was unlucky to crash out of fourth place in race two. Danny Buchan was 13th in the first race and was 17th in race two.
 
Dickies ambassador Chris Walker managed to do some damage to his back whilst out on track on Friday and suffered the rest of the weekend with muscle spasms. Danny was struggling to find a set up to suit his riding style for the long 2.9-mile circuit.
 
Chris had a tough qualifying session and ended up starting from 22nd place on the grid, a disappointment for the team after he was up there on Friday in the practice sessions with an eighth and fourth place.
 
Danny just managed to get through to the second qualifying session but he made a small mistake on his fast lap before the heavens opened putting a quick end to the session for all the riders, he ended up starting the race from 20th place
 
In the race Chris Walker got one of his blinding starts and was 11th after lap one making up 11 places on the opening lap. He continued to work hard, set consistent lap times and was locked in a six-bike battle for fifth place. He got through to sixth and a mistake on the last lap saw him unable to make a move on Dan Linfoot for fifth. In race two Chris started from 10th position on the grid and was 5th after lap one. He was looking very settled and confident on the bike and moved up to fourth place past Broc Parkes, sadly he tucked the front into the first turn on lap five and crashed out of a potential podium position.Despite the setback of a back injury, Chris Walker still managed to put in a decent performance for the team
 
Danny was struggling all weekend to find a set-up that suited him and despite making several changes to the bike over the weekend he was unable to put in the times he had hoped for. He rode well in race one starting from 20th on the grid he worked his way through to 13th position and a couple of valuable Championship points. Danny was in 19th for race two, he got a better start and started making progress through the pack and got up to 15th but he ran wide on lap ten and dropped back to 18th. He was unable to make up the lost time and had to settle for 17th place as the flag came out.
 
 
Chris, who took time out along with teammate Danny Buchan to sign autographs at the Dickies showroom, said: "It was a bit of a mixed weekend for us as the bike was running really well on Friday and the times were up there. Something wasn't quite right for free practice 3 but we didn't find the problem and it was worse for qualifying. It was a small electrical problem but my team drove back to Grantham on Saturday night with my bike, worked all night to fix it for me and returned to Snetterton at 4.30am and I am so grateful to them for their time and effort this weekend.
 
Danny Buchan followed: "It was a really tough weekend for me this weekend, I just didn't seem to gel with the bike and find a set-up that I could work with. I tried my best to get some strong finishes but was perhaps pushing a little hard and made a couple of mistakes where I lost positions. The team have worked really hard for me this weekend and just hope we can be there or thereabouts at the next race at Knockhill, I'm quite glad this weekend is over."
 
Maurice Morton, sales and marketing director at Dickies, who also took time out at Snetterton to present a podium award on Sunday said: "This weekend has been difficult for the team but they have managed to take out of it plenty of positives, it was also full of mixed emotions. The team is certainly moving in the right direction. We need to keep going as we always knew this year would be tough.”