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07/08/2014 13:40:00

Forcefield’s supported racers have continued the MCE British Superbike season as they started with a fine run of form that has seen impressive race finishes and podiums despite a number of crashes during practice and qualifying!

In the Pirelli Superstock 1000 class long term Forcefield wearer Danny Buchan has been on fine form with wins at Knockhill and Brands Hatch and a very close second place at Thruxton. Danny now has an impressive 38-point lead in the overall Championship standings while Adam Jenkinson missed the Brands Hatch round switching teams before the Thruxton round where he finished in a creditable sixth position with his new team.
 
In the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Forcefield supported rider Graeme Gowland is also leading the Championship by one point. He took a great win in the opening race at Knockhill followed by a huge crash the next day in race two, walking away uninjured he went on to take two seconds, a third and a win at Brands Hatch and Thruxton.
 
Youngster Jake Dixon found some fine form at Knockhill and Brands Hatch with three fourth places and a fifth though he struggled at Thruxton and gained two tenth positions. Luke Hedger has made a good return to racing after breaking his arm in a testing crash at Mallory Park and the current Superstock 600 Champion has posted some good results since his return at Brands Hatch.
 
On the roads Forcefield supported rider Jamie Hamilton had a huge crash on the Skerries circuit at the beginning of July ensuring he fully tested out his Forcefield BodyArmour. Crashing at 131mph Jamie suffered several injuries including a broken pelvis, a broken rib, dislocated shoulder and a cracked sternum. Following intensive physiotherapy and the use of a hyperbaric chamber Jamie is already back racing!

Comments from the riders on their Forcefield Body Armour and Forcefield Technical Base Layers:

Jamie Hamilton - "After my high-speed crash at Skerries, where I was luckily wearing my Forcefield back and chest protector, which saved me from more serious injuries. I crashed at over 131mph and even though I had a massive impact to my entire body thanks to the Forcefield kit none of my injuries reflected the impact that I sustained. I'm so glad to have been wearing it and despite a few broken bones if it wasn't for Forcefield I think I'd still be in hospital now."
 
Graeme Gowland - "The season has been going really well this season, I tested the Forcefield kit a bit at the start of the year and then it was a pretty big crash at Knockhill but I walked away with no injuries just a bit bruised. It has been pretty hot at the recent rounds and the under garments have done a great job of keeping me at the right temperature and I just hope I can continue to get some decent results."
 
Luke Hedger - "I have only just returned from injury so I feel like I am starting again, thankfully since I have been back I've not had to test the Forcefield protection out but the under garments have been doing a great job in these muggy conditions."
 
Adam Jenkinson - "The team I was riding for came into money problems so now I'm on a new team and feel like my season has just begun. I'd just once again like to thank the Forcefield guys for helping me out this season and I hope now I can get all my sponsors some strong results."
 
Ben Wilson - "I've had a few problems with my bike at the previous rounds so ended up not racing at Thruxton, the team are now looking into the possibility that the frame might be bent from a previous crash. The Forcefield under garments have been mega in the hot conditions at Knockhill, Brands and Thruxton."
 
Jake Dixon - "Things have been going really well since Snetterton, I had a couple of crashes there but thankfully nothing since and that's the way I want to keep it. I really like wearing all the Forcefield kit especially the back and chest protector as once your body gets warm it just moulds to you and you barely realise you are wearing it, it's really comfortable."
 
Glenn Irwin - "After my crash at Snetterton, Forcefield kindly supplied me with a chest protector and some of their under garments. I've not had to test the chest protector thankfully but the under garments have been brilliant at regulating my temperature at the recent hot weather races."
 
Danny Buchan - "I'm really grateful for Forcefield once again helping me out mid-way through the season with one of their new back protectors. I've worn the kit for a few years now and wouldn't think about going out on track without it. Thanks again to everyone at Forcefield."

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