Rizla Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama has a mountain to climb at the tenth round of the British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincs as he will need to learn the track's fast turns and treacherous bends in only a few hours of practice before the racing starts on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25th.

Kagayama, who dominated the last round of the Championship at Oulton Park by finishing second and then winning the next race, is becoming a strong challenger for race wins as the season is progressing and he is getting to grips with his awesome Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Cadwell Park is acknowledged as one of the toughest circuits on the calendar to learn and features 'the mountain', a fearsome leap of faith on a Superbike that is accelerating hard and launches both wheels off the ground at high speed. It is learning the limits of this sort of track in just under four hours of practice and qualification that will have Kagayama and his crew working flat out all weekend.

"My team staff have always laughed about Cadwell Park, and when I visited for a two-hour test last week, I didn't find anything funny," said Kagayama, "This is a truly British circuit with lots of ups and downs and tight corners. In that test I rode slowly and tried to remember all the corners and now when practice starts I must learn to ride much faster if I am to challenge for wins.

"I think it is possible to do well. I have the best team supporting me and my crew will give me good advice. My Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a winning machine and we know that already, so it will be up to me to learn quickly and ride faster!"

Rizla Suzuki team-mate John Reynolds meanwhile is confident he can get back to winning ways at Cadwell Park after a brief two-hour test at the track last week. On a bright sunny evening he managed to run consistently at 0.5s faster per lap than the race pace last year.

"We had a short test at Cadwell and were able to run very fast lap times in relaxed conditions," noted JR, "My Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a superb package and will be able to run at the front at Cadwell.

"The Championship race isn't over yet and neither is the racing. As long as I am on track I want to win races and the last three circuits of this season offer me the chance to do just that and put as much pressure on the rest of the field as possible. I won't be easy to beat."

The tenth round of BSB at Cadwell Park is traditionally the most popular event on the racing calendar, with crowds in excess of 30,000 expected to make the trip to watch the exciting Superbike racing that starts at 1.15pm on Bank Holiday Monday August 25th.

 

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