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Third Place Finish for Oliver in Dramatic Oulton Park Race

Tom Oliver finished in third place during the third round of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race at Oulton Park, and consolidated his second place in the Championship for his SGR Racing Yamaha team.

The undulating Cheshire track is a favourite of Oliver’s so he was keen to make his mark. Qualifying in fourth place at the head of row two was sufficient for him to launch his SGR Racing Yamaha into first place off the line.

Due to inclement weather everyone on the grid had had to make a tough decision regarding tyres, and Oliver opted for a wet front and rear due to the track conditions on the sighting lap. As the lights went out he charged into first place and continued leading on the opening lap. Another rider crashed and his bike landed in the track meaning the safety car had to be deployed so the debris could be cleared. Oliver had to hold his position for two laps until the safety car retired and racing recommenced.

Oliver held the lead for seven laps out of 14 before two other riders, who had taken a gamble on their tyres, were able to make some ground on him. Arthur Sissis, who had started in 17th place, had opted to run a wet front tyre and a dry rear, as had Championship leader, Dan Stamper. As the race progressed the track dried out and Sissis and Stamper caught Oliver’s impressive lead.

With Sissis taking the win and Stamper finishing second, Oliver was promoted to second place in the overall Championship standings.

Stephen Kinghorn, Team Owner said: “What a race that was, it was largely based on a tyre gamble which paid off for two people. Tom stayed calmed and kept putting in consistent lap times to hold on to a podium position. Points are important and he kept his head and got as many as he could. Thanks to his efforts we are now second in the Championship! I’d like to thank everyone who has continued to support us, it means a lot to a small family team and we are thrilled to be giving you these amazing results.”

Tom Oliver said: “It really was a bit of a tyre gamble but for Stamper and Sissis, it paid off. I tried as hard as I could to make the bike as wide a possible but as they had dry rear tyres they had more drive and were able to pass me. I’m really pleased with third place and the points that go with it. I now need to concentrate on catching Dan Stamper now, as he is leading the Championship.”

The fourth round of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship will be held at Donington Park WSB round on the 26th to 28th May

 

New sponsors and fast laps for SGR Racing

Tom Oliver has been putting his SGR Racing Yamaha through its paces during pre-season testing, while Team Manager Stephen Kinghorn has been working hard on pulling in sponsorship.

Oliver recently travelled to Andalucia in Spain where he consistently lapped at the top of the time sheets in preparation for the start of the season. He was pleased with his pace and felt like he had picked up where he had left off at the end of 2016. He also completed the official BSB preseason test at Donington Park, where he was running in first place during the third session ahead of Supersport bikes!

And while Oliver has been getting up to speed, Stephen Kinghorn would like to welcome the following businesses to the SGR Racing family:

Action Coach
Notts Radio
Spectrum Culture Exchange
Alnwick Auto Centre
GoPublicity.Me
Stars Learning Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Tom said: “It was great to get back out on the bike and I must say my SGR Racing Yamaha was flying. After our results last year I’m sure we can do even better this year. Steve has worked really hard to get our sponsors onboard, and I’m thrilled to be able to welcome so many new businesses to SGR Racing.”

Stephen said: “We are really happy to have retained the bulk of our sponsors from last year and some have even increased their level of support like Putoline Oils. I’m also pleased to welcome the new businesses onboard. I want them to feel part of the team and enjoy the experience and coverage we can provide for them. They are mostly small businesses so I understand how important it is to see a return on their investment. We at SGR Racing will do our utmost to ensure they get the return they need to continue with us in the future. Here’s to 2017, can’t wait to get to Donington Park.”

The first round of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship is at Donington Park on 31st March – 2nd April.

Thanks to
www.AMTBusiness.co.uk
www.Putoline.co.uk
www.Painted2Perfection.co.uk
www.thejunctionrestaurant.co.uk
www.angliafixing.co.uk
www.utilitycarts.co.uk
www.rstmoto.com
www.ride-north.com
www.tkcope.co.uk
www.roachpgs.co.uk

Images courtesy of Tim Keeton www.impact-images-photography.co.uk. For high res images please go to www.sgrracing.co.uk, please credit Tim Keeton.

If you require any further information on SGR Racing or Tom Oliver please feel free to contact me.
Louise Stewart-Young

M: 07778 274 087
E: louise@sgrracing.co.uk

Putoline supporting SGR Racing

Putoline Oils backs SGR Racing for 2016 season

 

SGR Racing is pleased to announce that Putoline Oils will be providing product sponsorship for 2016.

Pultoline Oil

Putoline Oils has been in production for 45 years providing the best quality of motorcycle lubricants worldwide.

Stephen Kinghorn, Team Owner said: “I’m over the moon to have Putoline back us for the 2016 season. As a small family run team we appreciate any help we get and product sponsorship means a lot to us. I always run my machines on Putoline as their product development is based on feedback from racing so it is the ideal lubricant.”

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Oulton Park Round 2

Top Ten finish for Oliver and SGR Racing at Oulton Park

Tom Oliver on his SGR Racing Yamaha achieved a ninth place finish at a very wet Oulton Park for round two of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class, both he and the team were thrilled with the result.

Heading into the second round of the championship the Morpeth based family team was keen to pick up a top ten finish, and Colchester’s Oliver delivered just that. The British weather hindered qualifying at the picturesque Cheshire circuit making it an interesting affair. Damp to drying conditions in both sessions made for difficult qualifying, however Oliver kept his head and qualified in 11th place on the highly competitive grid.

The weather deteriorated further for race day and as the grid lined up ready to race heavy rain came down. This caused the race to be delayed as it wasn’t safe to start and it was reduced from 14 laps to nine.

2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R02 Oulton Park Tom Oliver

2016 British Superbike Championship, BSB R02 Oulton ParkTom Oliver

Oliver got a good start and immediately slotted into eighth place amongst the leading group. He held this position for a number of laps until a problem developed with his visor. Unable to see clearly Oliver backed off slightly and settled into tenth position for a number of laps. With three laps to go Oliver’s visor issue improved sufficiently for him to make a move on Sam Thompson the rider in front of him, and he progressed into ninth position down through Cascades bends. He rode a sensible race to maintain this top ten finish and bag more championship points.

Tom Oliver said: “It was a tough race but I got away well with the front group. My SGR Racing Yamaha was working superbly and I felt we had the potential to get a podium. With the poor conditions my visor fogged up really badly. I would like to think if this hadn’t happened I could have finished on the podium, however it was a good result in very changeable conditions. Brands Hatch Indy circuit is the next round and I’m sure we can keep the top ten momentum going.”

Stephen Kinghorn Team Owner said: “I’m chuffed with how well this race weekend has gone. The weather made it difficult going for everyone but Tom stayed cool and calm throughout and did what he needed to get the result we had been aiming for. We had a new sponsor come onboard this past week so I was pleased we could reward SIG PLC with our first top ten finish so far this season. Thanks once again to everyone who has supported us and cheered us on our way, it is very much appreciated. I’m really looking forward to Brands Hatch, I can’t wait to see what we can achieve.”

Round three of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship is at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit on May 20th -22nd.

To find out more about SGR Racing please visit www.sgrracing.co.uk.

Thanks to:
www.AMTBusiness.co.uk
www.kais-ohlins.co.uk
www.stores.ebay.co.uk/jaybeebikerbits
www.imovebikes.co.uk
www.Putoline.co.uk
www.Painted2Perfection.co.uk
www.thejunctionrestaurant.co.uk
www.hueylines.com
www.angliafixing.co.uk
www.kabuto-europe.com
www.utilitycarts.co.uk
www.mhpexhausts.com
www.rstmoto.com
www.palmerperformance.co.uk
www.ride-north.com
www.sigplc.com

Images courtesy of Tim Keeton www.impact-images-photography.co.uk. For high res images please go to www.sgrracing.co.uk, please credit Tim Keeton.
If you require any further information on SGR Racing or Tom Oliver please feel free to contact me.

Louise Stewart-Young

M: 07778 274 087