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Cornish Selected to Represent ‘Team GB’

10/09/2012 08:22:00

The British Supermoto Championship visited Blyton Park, Lincs over the August bank holiday weekend and despite the fact that this is his least favorite circuit on the championship calendar, Forcefield sponsored Nameplate Services/DCR racer Lewis Cornish powered his way to another well deserved podium finish.
On the fast, bumpy tarmac Cornish made the most of his front row qualifying position to take a trio of third place finishes in the highly competitive 450 Elite class. The three front runners pulled away from the pack and treated the crowd to a thrilling high speed demonstration of top level supermoto action. As the Trophy Final wound down to the concluding laps Lewis was looking for a way past the current British Champion Chris Hodgson and almost made it on the fastest corner of the track. However realizing that a finish and more points added to his season total was more important Lewis settled into a safe third place rather than risking a potential hazardous bid for the second spot.
During the lunchtime break Team Great Britain manager for the Supermoto of Nations David Dearden confirmed the long awaited and well deserved news that Lewis had been selected as a member of the Team GB under-21 squad for the annual Olympics of the sport.
This years Supermoto Des Nations Event will be held at the ever popular ‘Portimao’ circuit in Portugal over the weekend of the 6th – 7th October.
Speaking after the podium presentations Lewis explained:
"That was a great day’s racing with the top two racers in the country and I’m so pleased that I have the pace to run with them. I had a chance to move past Chris but he didn’t know I was level and coming up the inside so I decided to back it off and play safe.
The best news for me this meeting was hearing from David (Dearden) that I’m in Team GB for the Nations race again. It obviously won’t be easy but I think we have a very good chance of a result this time with Ben and Mal as my team mates."

Lewis Cornish

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