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Kirkham & Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki set for Oulton Park

The Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki team head to Oulton Park this weekend for the seventh round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike championship. The 2.692 mile Cheshire circuit hosts the Bolton-based team’s home round and rider Jon Kirkham is looking to make further progress aboard his Kawasaki ZX10-R after matching his season-best result at Thruxton last time out.

The Derby rider enjoyed an impressive ride in the second race at the Hampshire venue finishing in sixth position after a battle with former MotoGP star John Hopkins. Having made consistent progress since joining the Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki squad three rounds ago, Kirkham is looking forward to getting out at what he considers one of his favourite circuits.

The seventh round of the championship marks an important opportunity to capitalise on points, with three races held over the weekend instead of the usual two. The first race will take place on Saturday afternoon before the two usual outings on Sunday.

Jon Kirkham: “We had a great weekend at Thruxton which isn’t a very good track for me, so I’m really looking forward to getting out at a circuit I enjoy riding a lot more. Oulton is one of my favourite circuits and I’ve had some of my best results there in the past. We’ve made some great progress with the Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki, it’s an awesome machine and it should suit Oulton so I can’t wait to roll out on it on Friday.”

Jack Valentine, Team Manager: “We’re really happy with the bike now and we’ve got a great package for Jon. He’s really getting to grips with it and starting to enjoy it as shown by his results at Thruxton. We’ve got a good base setting now so we should be able to work on perfecting the bike for the circuit from the off. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be capable of another top six result if Jon’s happy with the bike, it’s one of his favourite circuits so we’re hoping it will be a good weekend.”

You can meet Jon along with the rest of the Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki team as MCE British Superbikes visit Chester, pop up to the Town Hall square at 3pm to get in on the action!