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Caister's Cornish keeps focused on supermoto positives

PUBLISHED: 14:52 30 November 2010

Caister's top supermoto rider, Lewis Cornish, is hopeful he can finish 2010 on a high.

Caister's top supermoto rider, Lewis Cornish, is hopeful he can finish 2010 on a high.

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The final round of the British Supermoto Championship at a picturesque Cadwell Park woodland circuit saw Caister's Lewis Cornish endure a difficult weekend.

At 18 years old, the youngest rider in the series has shown that his previous three British championships have given him a solid grounding.

On the undulating circuit Cornish qualified 10th for Saturday’s 450 Elite races but a terrible start meant he had to battle his way to 12th overall at the flag.

Races two and three saw Cornish cross the line 10th and 12th respectively – not what he had hoped for, but understandable given his machine’s power disadvantage of up to 200cc on the all tarmac track.

“I’m not pleased with how I rode this weekend and I’m concerned that I wasn’t on my usual pace,” said Cornish, above.

“I lost time on the fast tarmac straights I couldn’t make up due to the lack of a technical off-road section at this circuit.

“So yes, I’m disappointed. However overall I’ve had a great 2010 racing with the very best elite racers and representing Team GB in the Supermoto of Nations. I’m now looking forward to the televised Winter Series and keeping positive I’ll be able to complete my 2010 racing campaign with some good results over this two round series.”

Nameplate Services owner Billy Holt confirmed his continued backing for Cornish: “He has impressed me immensely in his professional approach and the results in his first season competing in the elite class. He proved he has the potential and speed to return some consistent top 10 finishes in 2011.’’

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