GP points ahoy for Law and Parker

GP points ahoy for Law and Parker

Qualifying.
After a difficult qualifying race on the highly technical Loket circuit Nez Parker finished 20th with Jamie Law two places back in 22nd.

Race 1.
Parker made a good start and rounded the first corner in 16th. Law got held up as Potisek crashed right in front of him, leaving him in 28th. After the first few laps of mayhem Parker was in 18th and after losing a position to the charging Potisek he was left in a race long battle with Barragan that was only brought to an end when the Spaniard’s bike broke. However he was soon joined by local favourite Michek who chased him down and forced his way past with just two laps remaining. Parker battled back but in the end settled for 20th for another World Championship point. Law struggled a bit with the track but never stopped fighting and forced his way through to 22nd at the finish.

Race 2.
Law had the better start this time out in 19th with Parker in 20th and after initially losing a couple of places each they started to find their rhythm and were soon fighting amongst themselves over the last points scoring position. After Sebastian Pourcel  pulled out they moved up another position and started to close in on Potisek. The Frenchman suddenly slowed and pulled out of the race, leaving Law in 18th and Parker in 19th and the two of them gradually pulled clear of their nearest challengers to make their positions safe, leaving them both with an impressive 3 point haul for their weekend’s exertions.

Nez Parker said: “I’m happy with my performance today. The track was so tough but I felt I handled it pretty well and considering I’ve been out for so long I think I did okay.  I tried as hard as I could in the second race to pass Jamie but got tired towards the end. The track is good practice for the next round of the British at Langrish so I’m looking forward to doing well there. I am struggling a bit with a torn ACL in my knee but hopefully I can get through the rest of the season and then get it sorted.”

Jamie Law said: “I struggled in the first race. I was trying to ride smooth lines early on which is not the thing to do. You have to just race and scrap for every position in the first few laps otherwise you just get punted out of the way in every corner. I found my rhythm later on but was already too far down by then.  I came out with a different attitude in the second race and was in the mix from the start. I was determined to get into the points this time out and I was pleased that I stayed strong throughout the whole race and ended up with my best GP result in 18th.”

Team Manager, Steve Turner, said: “This was such a tough track for the lads to ride for the first time. It doesn’t look like it’s that hard to ride when you watch it on TV but when you actually get here you realise why many riders say it’s one of the toughest in the calendar. I’m really pleased they both got into the points, they both gave it 100% and were rewarded with their best results so far in GP’s. They should both go into the British GP in two weeks time with increased confidence and I’m looking forward to some great performances there.”

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