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Another clean sweep for Towers at Rockingham

Another clean sweep for Towers at Rockingham

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Towers had a great weekend at the Rockingham Thundersport GB round despite this not being a track that he is keen on see the report below from UK Clubsport to find out more.

JONNY Towers powered to another four Avon Tyres Supertwin wins at Rockingham, to extend his championship lead to 130 points.

As Thundersport GB arrived at the track for its Thunder at the Rock round, the Team Edge RST rider was already holding a commanding lead at the top of the points table, and started as he meant to go on as he put his Kawasaki on pole.

The first race saw Towers left with a cushion of more than eight seconds, which he continued to stretch out, eventually taking the win almost 19 seconds ahead of second place.

The second race of the weekend saw Towers taking another lights to flag victory, this time by more than 15 seconds before winning another race on Sunday 16 seconds ahead of second place.

In the final encounter, Towers extended his current winning streak to nine on the bounce.

Towers admitted to UK Clubsport he hadn’t been sure how he’d go at a track he isn’t keen on.

“I’m not a big fan of it, so I’m so to take four wins at a track I wasn’t expecting much from,” he said. “It’s good to have been able to come away having strengthened my championship lead.

“I kept my head down and tried to ride close to lap record pace without making mistakes – I wanted to push hard a build bike fitness for the Spa Six hour I am doing with Nick next week on the Triumphs.

“We led it last year after five hours and I did one too many laps in my stint and we ran out of petrol so I owe him 100% and hopefully we can push for the win.”

He also explained how he had a change of crew working with him at Rockingham. “It’s been an interesting weekend. It’s the first time I’ve had a round without Ally from Complog who had work commitments with Eddie Roberts.

“I’ve been working with Chris Nield from Dyno Pro in Warrington, and Ryan Farquhar has tipped in as well. Paul Jinks kindly stepped in and supported me over the weekend which helped me out a lot.”

And anyone who may have been passing the Team Edge RST camp over the weekend may have noticed Towers’ new bike on hand. So is he ever going to wheel it out?

“The plan is to have the new bike ready for Anglesey,” he added. “It’s a fully functional beast but I need a day to set it up and the old bike was so good I thought I best not risk it.”

image source Colin Port