Kade Verwey’s title challenge in the British Junior Supersport Championship suffered a slight dent in the latest round of the series at Oulton Park, the XG Racing rider claiming a double podium in the opening two races of the weekend before being taken out in the final encounter, thankfully without injury.
Another strong qualifying saw Kade at the sharp end, the #7 rider bagging twenty points in race one and a further sixteen in race 2 before disaster struck.
It was looking good for a potential triple podium until it all ended in the gravel. Not the way Kade wanted to end the only visit to the Cheshire circuit this season, but he was at least able to take the positives.
“Race one at Oulton had me on row two of the grid after qualifying. I made a few places at turn one. By half distance I tried hard to keep the pack behind me, but I just didn’t have the pace to catch Pinson, but second was good for the championship. I started fifth for Race two and although my start was good, I didn’t make up any positions. Pinson again got away, so I was left to fend of the huge group behind. I was ready to settle for second, but I was challenged as we approached the last corner and it was all a bit chaotic and I ended up third at the flag. It wasn’t ideal but that’s racing. I finally found some pace in Race 3 despite starting from P11. I was fighting for the win when I was unfortunately taken out by another rider. It leaves me still in the lead of the points but with the drop scores I am equal first. I won’t give up without a fight though!”