Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:37

Rock Racing News October 2013

Graeme Irwin Graeme Irwin

As the racing season draws to a close Rock Oil can reflect on a very successful year enjoying multiple British champions, European Champions and the World Speedway Champion, Tai Woffinden.

Graeme-IrwinIn the ever competitive British Superbike series, Buildbase BMW finished in 5th and 7th place through riders James Westmorland and Jon Kirkham respectively. In the Supersport class Gearlink Kawasaki just missed out on the championship with Alistair Seeley finishing runner up to Stuart Easton. After leading the championship for three quarters of a season it was a bitter pill to swallow. However, the blow was softened by their 600 Superstock rider, Luke Hedger winning the championship.

The long term relationship with Padgetts Honda provided more success at the key road race events during the year including 5 podium finishes at the Isle of Man TT.

Our ever increasing profile in the off road arena can only be strengthened by the success enjoyed in 2013. From supporting World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden and European E2 Enduro Champion Tom Sager, through to series support of championships, such as the Fasteddy Rock Oil XC, we have had a major presence in the off road competition arena. As part of our relationship with Paul Edmondson we were also able to support David Knight as he competed in both the World Enduro Championship and various special events such as the X-Games. Our support of Midwest Husabery Racing yielded a number of race wins plus a youth Enduro 125cc world champion in Jamie McCanny.

In motocross Buildbase Honda had a strong finish to the season with Brad Anderson joining the team towards the end of the year. Brad and Nico Aubin finished 4th and 5th in the British Maxxis MX1 Championship and 2nd and 3rd in the Red Bull Pro Nationals respectively. We also assisted Heads and Threads Suzuki who enjoyed a very productive season through Graeme Irwin who capped off a solid season with a win at the Weston Beach Race.

Ben-Wilson-of-Gearlink-KawasakiWe also enjoyed numerous other British titles such as Aidan Collins winning the British Flattrack title for the 3rd consecutive year and Mark Cossar and Carl Blythe becoming British Grasstrack and Sidecar Speedway Champions.

We are determined to maintain our high profile support of all forms of racing and we look forward to 2014 and further racing success. Cutting edge lubrication developed and tested in the UK!

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