Kade Verwey strengthened his grip on the 2019 Dickies British Junior Supersport Championship with a double podium in last weekend’s double eight lap race at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk.
Qualifying on the front row in second after narrowly missing out on Pole Position, Kade ensured that he was in the podium fight throughout, eventually finishing second.
A much better start in the second encounter yesterday saw the XG Racing Kawasaki rider controlling proceedings, dictating the pace and leading from the front. With the leading group still tightly packed as they began the final lap Kade knew it would be tough to fend them off due to the high slipstream nature of the circuit.
Crossing the line in a photo finish Kade finished Race 2 in a very credible third, to extend his lead in the overall points standings after his seventh podium from nine starts!
“Race 1 was good I started second and finished second. I made a fairly good start, but I wasn’t able to go with the leader. The race was then all about making sure I finished at the lead of my group. My nearest rival in the championship crashed out which was good for my championship, so I knew after he went down, I had to use my head and take some good points. Second was the best I could do, and I was confident for Sunday’s race. Finishing second in Race 2 wasn’t what I was looking for, especially after leading for most of the race but overall the weekend has been really good. I have extended the lead in the championship and start the second half of the season in a really good way. Big thanks to all my sponsors, family and supporters.”
Photo courtesy of Ian Ward / bikesportpics