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Tough weekend for Walker at Brands

Chris Walker endured a tough weekend at Brands Hatch during the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship triple-header, although the Motorpoint Henderson Yamaha rider remains in tough with the top five in the championship standings.

On what proved to be a challenging weekend all round for the Rob Mac Racing-run squad, Walker was hit by a number of problems, including a puncture in race one which saw him drop down the order to eventually finish in ninth.

An issue with the bike then forced Walker to retire from race two while a lack of grip restricted him to twelfth in the final race.

Walker now sits eighth in the standings, but is just five points away from fifth placed Glen Richards.

"With the new three race format here this weekend we were always catching up with set up time,” he said, “although saying that, it is the same for the rest of the guys.

“It has been a weekend to forget, with a puncture in the Saturday race, a bike failure in the second race and no grip in the third race, so I'm worn out! We need to regroup for our local race at Cadwell in a couple of weeks and hopefully get back to the front."



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Chris Walker - Motorpoint/Henderson Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
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Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
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Conger - Unregistered

August 20, 2009 8:15 AM

Big Al the Suzuki was a pig at the time mate, He was top rider in the team as he is normally, but the suzuki took years toi get right again after John Renyonds retired. I personally think the biggest issue Chris has always managed himself. With a good manager behind him, he would have made a lot more dosh, had better rides and had a sensible guiding hand. It went wrong when he left for the shell advance Honda in motoGP which was an under funded joke just there to make up the numbers.



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