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More Podiums for Supermoto Racer Cornish

03/06/2014 10:13:00

Forcefield supported Elite supermoto racer Lewis Cornish’s hectic start to his 2014 season recently saw him make the 32 hour drive to Riga, Latvia to compete in the Baltic and Latvian Championships. The CRT racer took his TM UK bike to the podium following a series of eventful races where despite being the fastest rider in a field of top quality International competition he suffered a crash following a coming together with one his rivals whilst leading on the last lap. Despite this he still managed to take a race win and runner up overall on equal points with the eventual overall winner.

Back in UK and Lewis’ title challenge for the British Elite Championship got off to an impressive start at Blyton Park as he comfortably qualified on pole position 0.4 seconds in front of his nearest rival but despite his blistering pace he crashed whilst challenging for lead in race one. Remounting his TM he then forced his way up the field to finish a disappointing sixth place at the flag. This put Lewis in sixth on the grid for race two and despite being down in seventh spot on lap one he showed a master class of high speed supermoto racing by passing every single one of the riders ahead of him to take the chequered flag as deserved race winner. A few technical issues with the radiator saw a hurried change to his spare bike and Lewis scored enough points to finish runner up on the 450 Elite podium followed on Sunday by third place overall on the Open Elite podium.

Lewis explained. “I’m really pleased with how I rode to take the win, these riders are some of the best in the World with several former GP regulars in the field and to pass them all to take the win was a great feeling. This was the first time I’ve ridden the TMs in the wet and I’m really impressed how good they are when grip isn’t easy to find. It’s a pity I had to switch to the spare bike but with the radiator problem it wasn’t worth the risk. The spare bike is good but I’ve hardly ridden it and the suspension, clutch and engine are all very different to my main race bike which takes some getting used to. We will be testing out some new parts on the bikes before the next race and hopefully we’ll be in good shape for the rest of the season”

Lewis is protected by the Forcefield Pro Shirt and Pro Pants when racing.

Forcefield supermoto racer Lewis Cornish

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