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Forcefield British Superbike Championship report rounds 1 - 3

25/06/2014 12:28:00

The opening rounds of the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship has seen a mixed start for the Forcefield supported riders with both podium positions and a number of high speed crashes.
Changing weather conditions at the first round of the series at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit caught out most of the Forcefield supported riders with the Pro L2K EVO Back Protectors and Elite Chest Protectors put to the test, sometimes more than once!

Round two at Oulton Park, Cheshire saw another mixed weekend of results and crashes for the riders with the weather conditions much improved for round three at Snetterton where Graeme Gowland secured his first ever double win in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship to add to his podiums at Brands Hatch and Snetterton. Graeme will now go into the next round at the Knockhill circuit in Scotland in second place in the championship standings.

Commenting on the start of the season, the Forcefield riders said:

Graeme Gowland - "I had a pretty shocking start to the season, with the slippery conditions at Brands it caught me out twice and I was certainly feeling pretty second hand by the end of the weekend. I went on to Oulton and had another huge crash in the race whilst pushing for a podium position but crashed out at the super-fast Druids corner. The Forcefield did an awesome job as each time I landed on my back and each time I walked away, a little sore but nothing broken or damaged. Its great kit and went to Snetterton and took my first ever double win so things have improved massively but without the Forcefield kit I know I would have struggled."

Luke Hedger - "I had a massive crash in the second race at Brands Hatch into turn one, I landed and bounced several times from back to chest and walked away with nothing broken. The Forcefield kit is awesome I wouldn't wear anything else it certainly saved me some big injuries on that day and I love the way it moulds to your body. Sadly I had another crash testing at Mallory, again a high-side so landed on my back, all good again except a broken wrist so I've had to miss a few rounds of BSB."

Adam Jenkinson - "Thankfully I've not had to test out the Forcefield kit this season but as always it's mega stuff. When you are wearing it you don't realise you are with it moulding to the body it's super comfy and easy to wear. The new kit this season is awesome and thanks again to them for supporting me."

Ben Wilson - "As always the Forcefield Body Armour is really comfy I've had to give it a test run a couple of times so far, moving up to the Superbike class I keep having to find my limits. My biggest crash this season was at the last round at Snetterton in the opening race on lap one. I caught the back end of someone and we both crashed out, I took a huge impact to my chest and back. I raced the second race and gained a point but took myself to hospital the next day to have my chest checked out, thankfully nothing broken just bruising and I have to thank the Forcefield products for that, it really did do its job."

Jake Dixon - "I've tested the Forcefield more than I would have liked to this season and the biggest was at Brands whilst I was lying in third place. I got on the gas too soon and it fired me straight over the bars landing heavily and fast on my back. Nothing broken and it's unreal how it absorbs the shock in such high speed crashes, it's top kit and I'm glad they have offered to help me again this season."

Forcefield racer Graeme Gowland

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