This Bank Holiday weekend [23-25 August] sees the British Supersport Championship make its annual pilgrimage to Cadwell Park.

The spectacular Lincolnshire circuit is renowned as one of the world's most challenging motorsport arenas, with several features unique to its 2.17-mile length, including the fearsome Mountain leap.

The arrival of the British Superbike Championship along with its show-stopping support class action is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year at Cadwell. More than 30,000 fans traditionally flock to the venue on Bank Holiday Monday to witness some of the best racing available anywhere in the UK.

The Triumph ValMoto team has so far proved to be a crowd favourite and riders Jim Moodie and Craig Jones are anticipating their best round of the season so far.

"I look forward to every round, but like my home round at Oulton Park, Cadwell is always a little bit special," said Jones. "The crowd is always outstanding and that gives the riders a real lift. The circuit is tough but great to ride and I think the Triumph ValMoto Daytona 600 will be more than up to the challenge.

"The bike that I rode in qualifying at Oulton Park was a massive improvement on the previous version and the team has now prepared two number one-spec machines for me ready for Cadwell. We tested at Croft recently and I was able to go a full second faster than ever before, which proves that we're making some serious headway. On top of that, I'm definitely in the right frame of mind at the moment, so I'll be aiming for the podium on Monday."

Jim Moodie would also like Cadwell to be the scene of his best performance of the year. The veteran Scottish rider knows his way around the circuit better than most and believes that the advances made with the Triumph ValMoto Daytona 600 should help the team make a real impression at the event.

"We had a really successful test at Cadwell a little while back and managed to get within a second of the lap record," said Moodie. "That was in just two hours on a Wednesday night when there was oil on one of the fastest sections of the track - so it's pretty encouraging. We've made some more improvements to the bike since then and the difference is incredible. This should benefit Craig the most because he'll be using the new engine, but my bike is also the best that it's ever been and I really want to get up among the fast lads again."

 

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