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May 5, 2015

Jessopp Back In The Points After Oulton.


Ridersmotorcycles.com Martin Jessopp was pleased to be back point scoring after the most recent BSB round at Oulton Park.

Martin explained "We had a good qualifying session with a place of 17th – things are so much faster this year as the equivalent time in 2014 would have seen me in 8th!

However we had to endure a 6grid penalty after we declared a new gearbox, this meant I started in 23rd.

First race I made up 9 positions from 23rd and was feeling really positive but with half a dozen laps to go I had the worse arm pump have ever experienced.  I can only think this was due to me wearing different leathers, I was really struggling so dropped back to 16th, just one place off a point.

Race 2 had a good start, made way up on first lap and thanks to the different leathers the arm pump didn't return I continued to make my up through field and secured a few points. It was a very tight field as I was only 5 seconds off 6th place

I feel we are now back in the ball park of where we need to be to score points.

Next on the calendar is the North West 200, pleased that I am up to speed and feeling very confident, the team is working hard and we still making improvements, the pace is showing that.