This past bank holiday weekend saw Oulton Park host the third round of the BSB series in the scenic Cheshire countryside. Rock Oil as official lubricant enjoyed fantastic visibility with trackside hoardings and branding on all key areas within the paddock and prize giving areas. As the local round to the company we had a large number of staff and customers attend over the weekend.
In the main Superbike class the two races through up two new winners in Tommy Bridewell riding a Tyco BMW and Stuart Easton riding the PBM Kawasaki. The premier class looks to be especially competitive this year as we have had a number of different race winners after only 3 rounds of racing. Rock supported team RAF Reserves BMW sadly had to sit out race day due to an injury sustained in practice by Peter Hickman. He is now likely to miss at least the Northwest 200 whilst he recuperates from his injuries. The Gearlink team continued their competitiveness in the Supersport class as Glenn Irwin had another podium and then a 4th place finish. Ben Wilson fared slightly worse as he was involved in a crash in race one but bounced back to finish 6th in race two.
Morello Racing's Josh Elliot maintained his position at the top of the Superstock championship following a 2nd place finish at Oulton. The Rock supported team have marked themselves out as the team to beat in this category following a race win and 2 second places in the 3 rounds thus far.
There is now a Spring break until late June where the championship will resume at Snetterton. In the meantime many of the riders will be competing at both the Northwest 200 and the Isle of Man TT.