Cadwell Park is the host of the 8th round of the Bennets British Superbike championship this weekend, as the grid prepares to take flight around the mountain course.
After visiting the extremely fast Thruxton circuit 2 weeks ago, the British Superbike paddock will come back to the twists and turns of Cadwell Park, which hosts the 8th round of this fascinating 2018 championship.
Leon Haslam heads into this weekend with an 81 point advantage, as we get closer and closer to the showdown.
The ‘Pocket Rocket’ is one of the most successful riders around Cadwell Park, taking a total of 7 victories around the Lincolnshire circuit.
Following Leon Haslam, is the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki of Jake Dixon who will be fully focusing on Cadwell despite the recent Moto2 and MotoGP rumours.
Jake’s best finish at the Lincolnshire circuit came in 2017 after finishing 2nd to Leon Haslam in the opening race of the day. However, the 22-year-old from Dover will be looking to make amends after crashing out of the lead at Hall Bends in race 2 last season.
Jake picked up his first win of the season in Knockhill and was on the podium from Oulton Park up until Brands Hatch in July, racking up a total of 20 podium points, a whole 23 behind Leon Haslam.
Third in the standings, and only 4 points behind Jake in the podium credits is Aussie Josh Brookes, who will be hoping he and the McAMS Yamaha can pass Dixon in the race to the showdown.
With the McAMS Yamaha team on a high Josh Brookes will hope he can add to his podium tally whilst teammate Tarran Mackenzie will hope he can get closer to the all-important showdown spot.
Glenn Irwin is still hunting that debut win in 2018, after a tough 2 races last time out at Thruxton, despite starting from pole in race 1.
The man of the weekend at Thruxton was Smiths Racing’s, Peter Hickman. ‘Hicky’ is coming into Cadwell of the back of two wins a second at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix, and with Cadwell being known as a ‘road like circuit’ look out for the 31-year-old this weekend as he hunts down FS-3 Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan who sits in the final showdown spot.
Homeboys Honda Racing along with Tyco BMW come into Cadwell Park with high hopes after a disappointing weekend last time out. Once again Tom Neave will be onboard Dan Linfoots CBR1000RR alongside Jason O’Halloran who is still recovering from his broken leg he sustained at Imola.
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