The Triumph ValMoto British Supersport team goes into round two of the championship determined to maintain the remarkable level of momentum that propelled riders Craig Jones and Jim Moodie to 13th and ninth place finishes at Silverstone.

For Jack Valentine and his ValMoto squad, the results represented the first steps in the development of the critically acclaimed Daytona 600 into a title winning race bike.

This weekend's race at Snetterton is sure to present more challenges that rider, machine and technician alike must meet, but that after all, is what racing is all about.

Jones' excellent top ten placing simply underlined his reputation as one the Britain's best young riders. Now, with more miles and more information under his belt, the 18-year-old from Northwich is aiming for an even better result.

"The important thing for me is to go better in qualifying and get a decent starting position," he said. "The Triumph ValMoto Daytona 600 is definitely up to the job and has all the power, speed and handling that I need but Snetterton isn't just about power even with those long, fast straights - race craft is what will win the day.

"In the Junior Superstock race last year I got pole, set the fastest lap and won the race. I've proved that I can go well at this circuit, so I'm hoping for a good result."

Team-mate Moodie is also hoping to continue on an upward trajectory. Silverstone provided the double Supersport Champion with answers to his questions on how Triumph's technologically advanced 600 would behave under race conditions which he now intends to put into practice at Snetterton.

"Obviously I'm looking for a better result than in the last race," he said. "Silverstone highlighted a problem we had with the fuelling that we have now corrected. We've also got more power and done some work on the fork internals. The bottom line is that the bike will be more refined and I should be able to ride it more the way I want. I won last time I raced at Snetterton and that's what I'll be trying to do on Sunday."

 

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