All the ac­tion from Cad­well Park

There were never less than two GSX-R750S in the podium po­si­tions as Liam Mc­carter blitzed to three wins from three starts at Cad­well

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Inside - WORDS JIM MOORE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY RUS­SELL LEE

SUZUKI GSX-R750 stal­wart Liam Mc­carter pre­dicted a Su­per­stock win for him­self and his oil-boiler af­ter round two at Pem­ Cad­well Park in mid-june his pre­dic­tion came to fruition not once, but three times as Liam took a full house of wins at the Lin­colnshire cir­cuit. He now heads the points ta­ble from Derek Cripps and Danny Im­berg, who missed Cad­well, by four points.

“Danny wasn’t there be­cause he, well not ac­tu­ally him, was hav­ing a baby,” Liam told

PS. “So the wins were there for the tak­ing. I didn’t get such a good start in race one [Satur­day – JM] and when I looked over my shoul­der Chriswhite was there 10 lengths be­hind and Derek was up there too, so I had to pull my fin­ger out.

“My GSX-R was fault­less all week­end, which was great be­cause my Max­tontz350 melted. I’m on Met­zeler M7RRS now [like Danny] and they grip right from the start. They move around a bit at the end of the race, but they’re the things to have.”

As well as tak­ing a hat trick of wins, Mc­carter fur­ther stamped his dom­i­nance on the meet­ing by set­ting the fastest lap in each

out­ing and tak­ing the flag by over four sec­onds in the first two races and over eight sec­onds in the third. Liam is now fully fired up for the re­main­der of the sea­son.

“I’m go­ing to do all the rounds now and see how I get on. Danny’s three weeks off has given me a bit of an edge, but we’ll see what hap­pens. It’s a cool se­ries.”

Chriswhite on his beau­ti­fully pre­pared HONDAVFR750F got clos­est to Mc­carter, and proved his Mal­lory podium was more than just lucky, with a brace of sec­onds and a third, so­lid­i­fy­ing his fourth place in the points ta­ble in the process.

Cad­well’s fi­nal podium chal­lenger, Derek Cripps, who took a sec­ond and two thirds, kept his GSX-R at the sharp end of the field all week­end de­spite still suf­fer­ing fu­elling is­sues with the Suzuki.

“The bike’s get­ting bet­ter with each round, but it’s still got a hor­ri­ble flat spot de­spite chang­ing nearly every­thing try­ing to fix it. Tyre choice had a lot to with it. I started on Avonam22/23s be­cause it looked damp, then put the Su­per Cor­sas on, but the fair­ing and cases were ground­ing out on the left­hand side. I was only 0.2 sec­onds away, so quite close, but it’s good close rac­ing and that’s the main thing.and this se­ries is turn­ing out to be quite in­ter­est­ing.”

Not wrong there Derek.all the ac­tion from the next round at Croft on 8-9 July in the next is­sue.

“It’s good close rac­ing and that’s the main thing. This se­ries is turn­ing out to be quite in­ter­est­ing”

An­drew Bai­ley styling it up The Moun­tain

Chris White (131) and Derek Cripps shared the podium places

Su­per­stock ac­tion is fast and fran­tic

Liam Mc­carter with the win­ning habit

Neil Robin­son net­ted two fourth places

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