Monday, 28 June 2010

Podium Delight for Oxford Tag Triumph

While England football fans watched in dismay on Sunday afternoon, another English team were celebrating their first British Supersport Cup podium result of 2010.

And it was a young English rider, on an English motorcycle, that really gave the fans something to cheer about. All season long 16-year-old Shaun Winfield has been showing glimpses of his potential as he’s got to grips with the Triumph Daytona 675 but it was at his home circuit of Mallory Park where he really shone and proved that he has the pace to run with his more experienced rivals.

In an incident-packed race, Knox-protected Shaun kept his cool despite the scorching weather, improving his lap times throughout the race and posting his fastest lap on lap 21 – when the tyres were way past their best – matching the pace of his senior team-mate, Jason O’Halloran who was forced to retire from the race with an electrical fault having held on to a strong 11th position at his first competitive visit to the Leicestershire circuit.

Team Oxford TAG Triumph will be back on track at Knockhill next weekend.

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