Kade Verwey at Silverstone

Top ten finishes for Luke and Kade Werwey as they race in round 9 of the Dickies British Junior Supersport Championship at Silverstone.

Kade Verwey earned himself 26 points at Silverstone last weekend with two 4th place finishes, keeping him in contention for the 2018 Dickies British Junior Supersport Championship title with only four races remaining.

Starting the opening race on the front row of the grid, Kade took his XG Racing Kawasaki to join the leading group in both races.

Comfortably ahead of the chasing pack Kade heads to Oulton Park for the penultimate round next week still holding second position in the overall standings, 31 points behind the leader with 100 still available before the final chequered flag of the year is waved.

Sitting comfortably ahead of the pack, Kade heads next to Oulton Park for the penultimate round, holding 2nd position in the overall standings, 31 points behind the leader, with 100 still up for grabs.

Speaking after the race, Kade said:

“I had two similar races at Silverstone. I got away from the leaders putting in a good first few laps, but I couldn’t get below 1.06s lap times and they slowly crept away leaving me in a lonely fourth. I had to just chill and not make mistakes as the points are important for the championship and I didn’t want to crash. Hopefully I can come back stronger at Oulton to keep the championship alive.”

Kade Verwey at Silverstone
Kade Verwey at Silverstone
Luke Verwey at Silverstone
Luke Verwey at Silverstone

It was a strong 6th and 7th place for Luke Verwey’s two races at Silverstone, adding 19 points to his season’s tally and leaving him in 8th place overall, only two points away from 7th!

The XG Kawasaki rider was at the front of the second group of racers, recovering from average starts in both races and performing some aggressive but decisive overtaking to set himself up for a front running end to the 2018 season.

Confidence is running high as Luke now prepares for Oulton Park this weekend. Speaking after the Silverstone races, Luke said:

 “I was seventh in race one after I made a shocking start. I played catch up and had to avoid riders crashing in front of me which stopped me getting any higher. I was down in tenth at one point and so I am happy with the fight I put up. Race two was great fun. There was loads of overtaking and I finished sixth but could have been fifth, it was that close. I was passing people left and right and through the middle it was an awesome race. It was probably one of the best races of the season in terms of my race craft. Overall it was a good weekend, I am happy with the results and can’t wait for Oulton.”

Photographs courtesy of Bikesportpics / Ian Ward.

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