PATTERSON TAKES HOME WIN IN KTM EJC AT SILVERSTONE
British rider Jamie Patterson showed his form at Monza in the rain earlier in the season was no fluke with a great timed move on wildcard rider Connor Parkhill in the final chicane to take victory at Silverstone in the sixth round of the KTM European Junior Cup. All riders are on KTM 690 duke machines.
It was Patterson who got the holeshot but as the riders emerged through the spray at turn two it was the consistent Jean-Francois Demoulin who was heading the field.
Championship leader Lukas Wimmer made a good start but crashed early on, remounted and then retired with a technical problem.
The wet conditions didn't dampen the on-track action of these junior riders as the leading group of eight battled it out in the early stages. Wildcard entry Josh Daley who took a sensational pole position on his debut yesterday crashed out of contention on lap two as did Demoulin, while the second British wildcard rider Connor Parkhill moved into podium contention.
Brandon Kyee moved into third easing past the battling Gaston Garcia and Adrian Pasek with Ilya Mikhalchik riding well in sixth place but at the flag it was Patterson who took victory with a perfectly timed move into the final chicane just holding off Parkhill to the line. Kyee held his nerve to claim a debut podium ahead of Garcia, Pasek, Mikhalchik and Sepp Scarcella in 7th. Szymon Kaczmarek got the better of his team mate Artur Wielebski to finish 8th and Christian Vidal rounded out the top ten.
Results KTM European Junior Cup Silverstone (GB)
1. Jamie Patterson (IRL), 13’49.368
2. Connor Parkhill (GB), 13’49.695
3. Brandon Kyee (USA), 13’56.780
4. Gaston Garcia (E), 13’58.941
5. Adrian Pasek (PL), 13’58.961
6. Ilya Mikhalchik (UA), 14’12.225
7. Giuseppe Scarcella (AUS), 14’17.169
8. Szymon Kaczmarek (PL), 14’26.292
9. Artur Wielebski (PL), 14’26.586
10. Christian Vidal (E), 14’30.715
Standings KTM EJC after 6 of 8 races
1. Lukas Wimmer (A), 70 points
2. Javier Orellana (E), 62
3. Garcia, 58
4. Vidal, 54
5. Patterson, 53
6. Jean-Francois Demoulin (F), 48
7. Pasek, 46
8. Wielebski, 43
9. Kyee, 38
10. Scarcella, 35