Following two weeks of extensive development, the Padgett's Motorcycles' team reaped the benefits of their hard work at this weekend's Brands Hatch BSB round.

Both riders declared themselves happy with the progress made in matching the Suzuki's chassis to the performance of the engine.

"The team have worked really hard and done everything I've asked," said rider Jamie Morley. Tyre wear concerns resulted in a conservative first race strategy and 14th place for the 26 year-old. Top ten ambitions for the second race were dashed when a slipping clutch caused him to pull in after 5 laps.

Two strong finishes from Phil Giles underlined the progress the team has made with the big Suzuki. The 26 year-old Leicester man rounding off a busy weekend with a seventh place in the Performance Bikes Superstock event, having won the earlier qualification race.

Team manager Clive Padgett was full of praise for Morley and Giles, both riders acting as stand-ins for the team's nominated riders, Adrian Coates and Marty Nutt, "Jamie and Phil have done a great job in helping us develop the bikes. We've still got plenty of things to try and seeing a Suzuki get the fastest lap here today has confirmed the bike will be a match for the Ducatis at the faster circuits."

Adrian Coates was a welcome visitor to the Padgett's pit this weekend. After breaking his leg in pre-season testing Coates' recovery is going better than expected meaning he may now be back on the Padgett's bike in time for the Snetterton round on June 3rd.

Nutt is also well on the road to recovery, a decision is expected this week on whether the Ulsterman will be fully fit in time for the next round at Donington.

 

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