Easton salvages 'valuable points' at Cadwell

Stuart Easton picks up a 'valuable' points finish in race two at Cadwell after earlier disappointment
Stuart Easton salvaged what he feels may prove to be 'valuable points' from a challenging weekend for the Swan Honda team at Cadwell Park.

Easton was left to ride alone for the team again in Lincolnshire after team-mate James Ellison failed a fitness test on his injured femur and wasn't cleared to compete.

Things got worse for the team in the opening race of the weekend when Easton fell heavily at Charlies on just the second lap – severely damaging his bike and leaving him down in 15th on the grid for race two.

With the team working hard to repair the damage, Easton was able to start race two but could only manage a tenth place finish, although he was quick to point out the points scored could prove to be crucial later in the year.

"What can I say - we got six points out of the races that could be really valuable by the time we come back here for the ninth round in August," he said. "I had a big crash in the first race, the bike went into the barrier hard. There was quite a bit of damage to the front end in terms of the electrics on the dash and the sub-frame but the team worked hard to rebuild the bike including a last minute change of engine.

"We got onto the grid but didn't know at the time that a sensor that control engine braking and traction control was broken and everything was off."

Easton had headed into the Cadwell weekend lying second to Tommy Hill in the standings, but left for Mallory Park having slipped to fifth place.

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