V&M Racing Team are gunning for glory in the ninth round of the British motorcycle championships, at Cadwell Park this August Bank Holiday weekend, as the 2001 season reaches a critical stage.

With just five rounds remaining in their challenge for the British title, the V&M Racing Team are looking to put the pressure on the series leaders in the British Supersport 600 and British Superstock classes, where riders Matt Llewellyn and David Jefferies both hold the number two position in the championship standings.

Leicester rider Llewellyn is currently twenty four points behind championship leader Kirk McCarthy in the British Supersport 600 class, and will be looking to Cadwell Park for maximum points in Mondays race.

"I need a win to get my championship challenge back on track," he said. "The last round at Knockhill was a nightmare, and I lost some ground at the top of the championship. I'm aiming to make amends at Cadwell and bring the V&M R6 Yamaha home at the front of the field."

Teammate David Jefferies has a tougher task ahead of him as he bids to defend his British Superstock title on the V&M R1 Yamaha. The Yorkshireman is currently forty five points behind the series leader Paul Young, and realistically needs his Australian rival to suffer a run of bad luck if he is the retain the title.

"It's common knowledge that we've been struggling to match the pace of the Suzuki's this year," said Jefferies, "and Paul Young has certainly been difficult to live with at most circuits this season. But fortunes can change in racing and there's still one hundred and twenty five points up for grabs. We'll keep battling until the championship is finally decided."

Team owner Jack Valentine is hopeful his team can return to winning ways at Cadwell Park. "Matt knows he needs a win or a good finish in front of Kirk, if he is to have any chance of taking the British Supersport 600 title, while David just has to keep plugging away in the Superstock class, and keep the pressure on at the top of the table," he said.



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