|AIM YAMAHA GO FOR GLORY AT CADWELL PARK|
Author: Helen Pask
Posted on: Monday, Aug 18 2008
Plater lives just a short distance away from the circuit at Woodhall Spa and is anticipating a strong result in front of his home crowd.
The 36-year-old rider has won on many occasions at Cadwell and knows every inch of the track so is odds on favourite to taste the victor’s champagne on Monday afternoon for AIM Yamaha.
After switching to the Supersport class earlier in the year Plater has taken the win at Snetterton and second place at Mallory to claim 45 championship points and currently lies seventh in the championship standings.
He had a mechanical failure at Oulton Park and then missed the last round at Knockhill because he was racing in the World Endurance championship with Yamaha Austria where he and his teammates rode to a fantastic second place.
Keen to get back to domestic action Plater will be satisfied with nothing less that a win at Cadwell to boost his points tally and move further up the rider standings.
Nineteen-year-old David Paton will be anxious to impress as he goes all out to conquer the challenging Cadwell Mountain. On his first ride for the team at Knockhill the young rider immediately gelled with the AIM Yamaha R6 Supersport bike and promptly put it on the front row in qualifying. He was unfortunate to encounter a technical problem that caused his early retirement from the race but showed he had the ability to run with the best in the country and he too will be looking for a strong result on Monday.
With Steve being a previous class winner and Paton showing promise at Knockhill the pair will make a formidable partnership as they line up at Cadwell for Monday’s eighth round affair.
Free practice and qualifying take place over Saturday and Sunday with the 16-lap British Supersport race scheduled for a start at 3.25pm on Bank Holiday Monday.
The race will benefit from the usual live television broadcast on Eurosport two starting at 12.30 through to 4.30pm on Monday.
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