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Teams from The Bike Insurer and The Van Insurer again took on the challenge of the Plop Enduro at Anglesey. This time round, EJC riders Daniel Drayton and Josh Harland took to the North Wales circuit as The Bike Insurer team managed to finish in a fantastic 6th place at the end of the day. It was a great effort from all involved, not just our teams but every rider, mechanic, organiser and marshal. We would like to express our best wishes to Paul, Martin and Stewart who were involved in an incident towards the end of the day. Full lap-by-lap breakdown of the results can be found here......http://tinyurl.com/Plop9-Results
Recently crowned 2015 title winner Javier Orellana finished of the season on a high as the champion won the final race of the PATA European Junior Cup, supported by The Bike Insurer after a last-lap sprint to edge out French riders Dorian Laville and pole-setter Guillaume Raymond. Emanuele Pusceddu, Paolo Grassia and Mika Perez were also in contention for honours for the majority of the race, eventually finishing in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively. Brit Josh Harland was battling for 1st place and indeed led the race for a while before having to retire from the lead batle with mechanical issues, top Brit today was Stefan \'The Model\' Hill coming home in a fatastic Seventh place behind Mika Perez, Sam Wilford crossed the line in Tenth place and our Man Dan \'the tan\' Drayton suffered a fall on the last lap, after a High Side in the rain during Q2 and a DNF today in the race, our man Dan will be looking to get back on the 650f over the winter and be hoping to make a good challenge in the EJC in 2016. Women’s Cup winner Avalon Biddle was once again ahead of the other female racers in nineteenth, ahead of Spain’s Laura Rodriguez.
Orellana and Biddle crowned champions in Spain Javier Orellana finally got his hands on the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, in round seven at Jerez in Spain this afternoon, as fellow Honda CBR650F competitor Avalon Biddle became the very first FIM Europe Women’s European Champion. The original 10-lap race at the 4.423km Jerez circuit was stopped on lap six after a last corner crash with local wildcard rider Xavi Pinsach leading the way. Pinsach completed victory in the five-lap re-start in which Orellana finished in third place. The 18-year-old Spaniard had been denied the championship after being taken out of the lead with just three corners remaining in the last round at Misano in Italy, but that disappointment was made up for today as he climbed the EJC podium for the sixth time in seven races. Misano is the only podium that Orellana has missed out on and he has won four of the sixth races he has finished. Similarly, Biddle has dominated the inaugural FIM Women’s championship that has been run within the European Junior Cup races on identical Honda CBR650F machines. The New Zealander has impressed many with her consistency this season and she currently lies 23rd in the overall EJC points standings. As for the Brit pack, Josh Harland suffered a Highside during the race and has done some damage too his wrist but is hoping to make a full recovery in time for Magny Cours, We wish you well Josh! Sam Wilford finished in a fantastic 7th place with Stefan \'The Model\' Hill coming home in 9th. Our Dan \'The Tan\' finished in 15th grabbing his first championship point of the season The final round of the series takes place at Magny-Cours in a fortnight.
Spanish wildcard Xavier Pinsach has taken Pole Position for the penultimate race of the 2015 PATA European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, scheduled for tomorrow at 15:05 local time at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The 19-year-old from Girona, Catalunya, will share the front row with Italians Emanuele Pusceddu and Giuseppe De Gruttola. Series leader Javier Orellana will start the race from the fourth spot on the grid, with fellow Spaniard Joan Uvina Marti and Briton Josh Harland to line up alongside the Champion elect on the grid
Anglesey played host to the second PLOP Endure of the year on 4 July with The Bike Insurer and The Van Insurer both in attendance. Despite a damp start to the day, the sun broke through the clouds (along with a stiff breeze) meaning conditions were almost perfect for all 43 teams. The Bike Insurer team consisted of ringers, with Charley Oakland and Josh Harland from the World Superbike paddock, and Lewis Osler from ThundersportGB riding under our banner, with The Bike Insurer founder, Phil Wilding completing the squad. For The Van Insurer, our riders were somewhat less illustrious but just as keen with Andy Stevens, Joseph Fielding, Mike Rumph and Nick Buchanan taking to the track. Strong starts saw both teams in the top 20 during the first hour but disaster struck for The Van Insurer when the engine died. Two engine rebuilds and two hours later, TVI were forced to throw in the towel with the C90 beyond repair. Fortunately The Bike Insurer fared much better with our team of ringers sitting comfortably in the top 20 throughout the race, despite two three minute penalties from a rider who shall not be named! Strong riding from all of the team enabled The Bike Insurer to finish in twelfth, our best ever finish in the unique PLOP event. The overall title was claimed by Mercury Racing who finished five laps ahead of second placed Yellow Peril with Team Druids in third. Once again, The Bike Insurer would like to thank both Anglesey Circuit and the S&D Armada for putting on a brilliant race.
The sixth-round Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, race at Misano, Italy ended in dramatic style this afternoon with race and series leader Javier Orellana getting knocked off his Honda CBR650F just three corners from clinching the 2015 title. The Spanish rider led into the final lap knowing that victory in today’s 10-lap race at the 4.226km Misano World Circuit would allow him to secure the 2015 European Junior Cup with two rounds to spare. However, he was pursued hard by Italy’s Emanuele Pusceddu, who was placed fourth in the points table. As the leading pair hit the fast turn 12, Pusceddu lunged for lead but, instead, collided with Orellana, sending both riders into the gravel trap, thankfully unhurt. The race was consequently won by Italian Guiseppe de Gruttola, who celebrated his 20th birthday today in some style, with Alfonso Coppola finishing in second place, just six thousandths of a second (0.006s) behind his compatriot. French rider Guillaume Raymond, who was Orellana’s closest challenger in the title race going into today’s encounter, finished third. New Zealand’s Avalon Biddle finished in the points in 15th place this afternoon, so taking victory in the FIM Europe Women’s European Championship. Despite his DNF today, Orellana still retains a 34-point lead in the standings over Raymond and the 17-year-old can clinch the title at his home race in Jerez, Spain on 20 September.
Bike Insurer supported PATA European Junior Cup champion elect Javier Orellana will start what could be a title win EJC race tomorrow from Pole Position after snatching the top spot in the closing stages of final qualifying from Italian riders Matteo Ciprietti and Emanuele Pusceddu who were 2nd and 3rd respectively, the trio making up the front row of the grid. Giuseppe de Gruttola will head row number 2 where he will be joined by Guillaume Raymond and Mika Perez. Britain’s Sam Wilford was looking more than capable of snatching a place on row 2 until he fell on his final lap. He will head row 3, starting 7th on the grid. Troy Bezuidenhout also fell early in the session after elevating himself into the top 12, he will start from 15th after being unable to make it back onto the track despite repairing his CBR650F with a minute of the session remaining.
Spanish rider and EJC series leader Javier Orellana took his fourth victory in five racessda today at Portimao in Portugal as the Pata European Junior Cup fifth round race took place at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. The 10-lap race was red-flagged following a first corner incident involving two riders, neither of whom was seriously injured. In the restart, Orellana did not have it easy and enjoyed a six-lap battle with pole-sitter Sam Wilford and local Portuguese wildcard rider Pedro Nuno. However, the 17-year-old Spaniard timed his move to perfection going into the tight turn five on the final lap and was able to hold off his two challengers to take his fourth win and fifth podium finish of the season. Our man Dan finished in a respectable 18th place gaining another 3 seconds off his previous best time. Brit Sam Wilford who led the race for 5 of the 6 laps finished second, cleverly drafting Nuno out of the final turn and onto the long drag for the line, finishing just 0.02s ahead of the Portuguese. In the FIM Europe Women’s European Cup, meanwhile, New Zeland’s Avalon Biddle was once again victorious.
Sam Wilford of IDWe Racing scorched to his maiden Pole Position in the Bike Insurer supported Pata European Junior Cup, responding to the challenge laid down by championship leader Javier Orellana. The pair eventually separated by 0.065s. Wildcard rider and local hope Pedro Nuno claimed the final front row spot after making a huge step forward overnight.
The fourth round of the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, took place at Donington Park in the UK this afternoon with series leader Javier Orellana notching up his third win of the season. With 30 riders taking to the 4.023km Donington Park circuit on identical Honda CBR650F machines, Orellana was well placed from pole position to avoid a first lap crash which accounted for four of the leading riders, including Emanuele Pusceddu, who was victorious last time out at Imola in Italy. Spaniard Orellana battled the remaining nine laps with French rider Guillaume Raymond but was able to open up a three-second gap by the time the chequered flag was waved. Raymond finished second with Italian rider Paolo Grassia third. Orellana has now opended a 27-point cushion at the top of the table at the halfway point of the season, with Grassia moving up to second place at the expense of the unfortunate Pusceddu, who slips to third. Bike Insurer rider who has progressed from the Thundersport 125 series finished the race with his second 17th place in a row showing a natural progression in this series. In the FIM European Women’s European Cup, local wildcard rider Charlie Oakland riding under the Bike Insurer Banner enjoyed a good battle with New Zealand’s series leader Avalon Biddle who emerged ahead of her rival in the final reckoning and continues to lead the championship.
Emanuele Pusceddu has won the Imola race of the Pata European Junior Cup, which took place after a restart caused by a multiple crash. The young Italian moved off well from Pole Position and led each of the six laps to cross the line with a 2.8s margin over Paolo Grassia, who snatched second place from series leader Javier Orellana who makes it 3 podiums from three races. Hungarian Victoria Kis claimed victory in the Women’s European Cup. Bike Insurer rider Daniel Drayton finished the race in Seventeenth just one place away from his first points of the season but with the next round being at Donington Park we are sure the points aren\'t far away. The other Brit boys Sam Wilford, Josh Harland and Stefan Hill finished in 10th, 11th and 12th respectively.
Pusceddu dominant in shortened EJC race at Imola Emanuele Pusceddu took victory in today’s third round race of the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda moving up to second place in the overall standings with his third podium of the season. Today’s scheduled nine-lap race with 29 identically-prepared Honda CBR650F machines, was red-flagged early on when a number of riders crashed at Imola’s final chicane – often the scene of dramatic racing incidents. When the track was cleared, a six-lap dash followed in which Pusceddu dominated, beating fellow Italian Paolo Grassia by almost three seconds, with series leader and winner of the opening two rounds, Javier Orellana, finishing third. In the FIM Europe Women’s European Cup race, Hungarian Viktoria Kis took the victory, coming home in 19th position overall after Anastassia Kovalenko of Estonia and New Zealand’s Avalon Biddle were caught up in earlier crashes.
This weekend the ThundersportGB championship descended on Snetterton in Norfolk for the third round of an already exciting season. Lewis Osler made the trip down from Shipley to continue his efforts to push himself towards the front of the Thundersport 500 field after a solid start to his campaign at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. As well as the 500 championships, a whole host of other series took place with some dramatic racing and absorbing battles keeping the spectators interested on a dull Sunday weather-wise. Alongside Lewis, Charley Oakland continued her dominance of The Bike Insurer British Women’s Motorcycle Racers Championship with a number of podium finishes before a crash in the 500 race forced Charley to sit out the remaining races.
European Junior Cup serves up more Dutch delight Round two of the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, took place at the famous Assen circuit in the Netherlands today with Javier Orellana taking his second win of the season in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. Supporting round four of the World Superbike championship, the EJC protagonists produced another thrilling spectacle with 28 identical Honda CBR650F machines doing battle for 10 laps of the iconic 4.542km circuit. Orellana led home a three-rider breakaway but, once again, by a narrow margin, beating pole sitter Hannes Soomer by 0.2s with Emanuele Pusceddu scoring third as he did in the opening race at Aragon in Spain one week ago. With back-to-back wins, Spaniard Orellana now heads the points standings with a margin of 18 points over Pusceddu with Soomer just one point behind in third. In the FIM Europe Women’s European Championship, last weekend’s winner Avalon Biddle crashed out of the race early but was able to rejoin and finish in 24th place overall. It was left to Viktoria Kis to take the women’s victory today.