Rock Oil supported rider Ryuichi Kiyonari reached best-placed BMW rider at Snetterton for the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship third round last weekend. Achieving fourth in the second race, Kiyonari finished 9.2 seconds behind the race leader. After three rounds he stands at 9th in the overall standings with 37 points, with fellow Buildbase BMW rider James Westmoreland only four points behind with 33. Ben Wilson stands at 21 points making great progress for Gearlink Kawasaki.
As part of the proceedings at the Norfolk circuit, the crowd was dazzled with a unique fly-past from one of the last remaining airworthy B-17 Flying Fortresses. The fly-past was partly in tribute to Simon Andrews who sadly passed away following injuries sustained at the North West 200 Road Race. Andrews rode for RAF Reserves Honda with the number 17 making the tribute all the more fitting.
Snetterton itself dates back to the second World War where the Norfolk circuit was originally used as an RAF airfield. It has always been a popular circuit for the BSB and in 2011 underwent a £2.5 million renovation with new corners added to the lengthen the circuit. Riders are currently competing to try and break the 100mph lap record with results getting closer each time.
With nine rounds remaining of the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship, the fourth round will be held at Knockhill in Scotland on the 27th to the 29th of June. As always we wish all Rock riders and teams the best for the weekend!