Gary Johnson takes three second places in the BSB EVO class

At the Snetterton round of the British Superbike Championship, Gary Johnson gave it his all in a bid for victory in the EVO class, but was outpaced by the BMW of Steve Brogan in all three races and had to settle for a trio of runner-up spots.
While second spot in the EVO class of all three British Superbike Championship races at Snetterton saw Gary Johnson move up the title table, the Broughton rider said he was hoping for more.

Riding the AIM Suzuki, Johnson qualified 21st – third in the EVO class – for the planned double header at the Norfolk track, but prior to that the Superbike riders took to the grid for the re-run of the abandoned race from the Knockhill round and Johnson started from a fifth row grid position.

He completed the race in 17th place and picked up the trophy for second place in the EVO class on Saturday before preparing for the two scheduled races on Sunday.

The first race went well for the North Lincolnshire rider, who picked up two places on the first lap before picking off riders with each passing lap until he found his way through to 14th place at the chequered flag. That gave him two championship points in the main British Superbike Championship and another second place in the EVO class.

In the final race of the weekend Johnson again made swift progress through the field to lead the EVO class during the latter stages of the race. However, he eventually succumbed to the close attention of class leader Brogan. Johnson completed his race again in 14th place overall and once again was second in the EVO class.

He said:

“I tried everything I could to get the win in that last race.”

“I was leading the EVO class, but in all fairness I did make a couple of mistakes. Because I was pushing so hard to stay in front I was over braking a little bit just through trying too hard.”

“Brogan had the legs on me down the straight and I couldn't do anything about it. He is riding the BMW and this is their strongest track and we gave him a run for his money so we are right on course and we will see what Brands Hatch brings.”

Johnson has moved up the leaderboard to third in the EVO class and 22nd in the overall BSB Championship.

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Gary Johnson secured a trio of second-place finishes in the British Superbike Championship EVO class at Snetterton (Dave Yeomans)
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