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Romford rider happy with season start

12:00 15 March 2014

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Romford's Wayne Crossman in racing action (pic: Ian Boldy)

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Crossman claims two podiums in opener

Romford’s Wayne Crossman began a new A&R Pre National 600 season with two podium finishes at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

Having not ridden since October, the firefighter was pleased with how testing on his Suzuki GSXR 600s went on Friday and qualified in sixth on Saturday morning.

A poor start to the first race left Crossman to battle his way back through a 37-strong field before finishing in fourth place, having lost his hold on third on the second from last corner.

It was a similar story in the second race, but Crossman could only finish sixth with his fastest lap being half a second slower than his earlier best.

He said: “I was happy with two top 10 finishes with such a big field, but with the Sunday races being televised on Motors TV, if I were to get on the podium Sunday was the day to do it.”

Having chosen not to practice the following morning, but with a new rear tyre, Crossman was bumped back to seventh on the starting grid for the first race.

But he managed a better start to take a line around the outside of three rivals in the first corner to settle into fourth place.

And after moving up to second and engaging in a great battle with his rival, he crossed the line in third place just a split second behind.

“I was happy to step onto the podium and collect a trophy for the first time this year and with a personal best lap time of 50.555secs,” he added.

That left Crossman in good moood for race two, which was delayed due to a big crash on the warm-up and reduced from 12 to nine laps.

After a good start from seventh Crossman found himself in third afer a rival crashed at Druids Hill bend and took out another rider.

And after flirting with second place once again, he finished in third for the second time on the day with just three-tenths of a second separating the top three.

“I was very happy with my lap times and four very solid rides and two great podiums, all made possible by great sponsors and the family and friends that support me,” said Crossman, who is backed by mechanics Leigh Sayers and Mark Stokes and sponsors Grayer Graphics, Parkitt Performance, Garnell Nutrition and Ian Boldy.

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