The Snetterton 300 track was the next port of call for Leon Jeacock and the Geo E Davies & Smirk Racing Team in the Pirelli National SuperStock 1000 Championship. Having tested there earlier, Leon was confident of a good qualifying and race result. He was hoping to continue with the excellent form shown over the past couple of rounds.
Free practice one was held in sunny conditions and Leon was in scintillating form as he posted the 5th fastest time. He was more than pleased with that as a starting base and was looking to build on it in the next practice. The pace heated up in free practice two, and although he was quicker, Leon fell to 8th place.
The team and Leon were feeling confident for the sole qualifying session. Leon was aiming for a top 10 grid slot and he achieved this going faster again with a time of 1 minute 50.890 seconds. With that time, Leon started 10th on the grid for the race.
Making a good start, Leon held his position in the first lap. But all of the weekend’s good work soon came to an abrupt end: making a move to take 7th position on lap two, Leon had a high side and crashed out of the race, ending his point scoring run.
Speaking after the race Leon said “Snetterton has been another major step forward for us as a team. We haven’t been out of the top 10 throughout free practice and qualifying, and I felt strong on the Suzuki which led to my downfall in the race, as I probably pushed too hard.
“We go to Knockhill full of confidence and we are looking to get back in the points again” adding that he wanted to thank all of his sponsors for their continued support.