Kade Verwey In Command At Knockhill, Takes British Junior Supersport Championship Lead
Kade Verwey claimed 54 points and the championship lead after a win (his second consecutive this year), a second and a third at Knockhill in the latest round of the Dickies British Junior Supersport Championship, held this weekend.
Pole Position on Saturday was converted to a fourth podium of the season later that day, Kade mastering the tight and twisty Knockhill circuit by a margin of just over a second. He backed up Saturday’s win with a fighting third in Sunday’s opening fifteen lap encounter before once again running at the sharp end in race three, missing out on the podium in a photo-finish after another race long tussle in the leading group.
The long journey back over the Forth Road Bridge to Donington Park (where Kade will race in next weekend’s WorldSSP300 Championship, the UK round of the series) will be more enjoyable than usual – the #7 having taken a slender five-point lead in the British Championship after his Scottish exploits.
“I was really happy to get the win in the opening race. I thought it would get stopped because of the weather so the plan was to lead as much as I could. The Red Flag came out as I started the last lap but that was enough to give me the win. The second race was carried over to this morning from Saturday. I don’t normally go that well in damp conditions so to get onto the podium was like getting the monkey off my back. It was a good race. I was second for most of it, but I lost the drive in the run to the last corner. The final race was another great scrap. I was so close to the podium again but in terms of the championship I finished ahead of my nearest rival and now lead the championship going to Snetterton. Before then I get to race with the World’s best once again as I am wildcarding at Donington Park next week. I learned so much last year and even though I know it will be a competitive field I am hoping to show that I have the pace to race at this level full time in the future. Massive thanks to the entire XG Racing team and all of my sponsors and supporters. See you there!”
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