THUNDERSPORT DONINGTON

YOUNG GUNS TAKE THUNDERSPORT VICTORIES

APRILIA RSV4-RF TRIUMPHS AT THE THUNDERSPORT ROUND AT DONINGTON PARK

British Supersport regular David Allingham was joined by George Stanley on EHA Racing Aprilia RSV-4 RF machinery at last weekend’s Thundersport round at Donington Park. The duo clocked up two wins from a handsome return of five podiums between them in the GP1 Sportsman & Elite class.

More impressive, is that the flame-haired duo were enjoying, only their first and second weekend of racing action aboard 1000cc Superstock machinery. British Supersport regular Allingham stood on all three Thundersport podiums on his 1000cc debut: a brace of second placed finishes clocked up either side of his race two victory on the EHA Racing prepared Aprilia. The Northern Irishman also took fastest laps in races two and three. 19-year-old youngster Stanley, who finished sixth in this season’s British Superstock 600cc class, also collected a well-deserved Thundersport victory and a fastest lap to boot on his RSV4 RF, from his front row qualifying position. He took ninth place in race one [and the aforementioned fastest lap] and was third in race two before taking his race three win, just 0.3sec ahead of team-mate Allingham.

Speaking afterwards, Ian Newton, EHA Racing Aprilia Technical Director, said:

“It was a great weekend and fantastic to finish the year off on a high. Having two young lads with no experience riding Superstock 1000, and for them both to be immediately at the front winning races and posting fastest laps, just shows how competitive the Aprilia is. We look forward to showing more of these impressive results next season. Massive thanks to Dunlop, EBC Brakes and Derek for his help this weekend.”

 

 

David Allingham [Results: Q4–2–1–2]

“It was a really fun weekend at Donington Park and it’s always nice to go back and race at Thundersport meetings, which is where I started off my short circuit career. Having ridden Supersport 600 all year in British Championship, it was good to experience riding a bigger machine. The Aprilia was awesome and I found it an easy bike to ride. Although I wasn’t pushing too hard, as I didn’t want to go into the off-season with an injury, there was some great racing and I was happy with the results and lap times I achieved. Thanks to Ian, EHA Racing and Colin for all their help this weekend.”

 

 

George Stanley [Results: Q3–9–3–1]

“I really enjoyed racing the Aprilia at the weekend. It was only my second weekend on the bike and against some tough competitors, it was nice to come away with a win. The result was made easier by the support I was given from Ian and the EHA team. It was a great experience to work with a professional team and I look forward to the future. Thanks to In Competition, EHA Racing, my personal sponsors and my mum and dad.”