Leon's been in the paper again! This time it was the Heartland Evening News, Leon's local paper. They ran another article on his current progress. This time it was about Leon's terrific racing at round 5 of the EMRA championship. Not only does it talk about the 400's, it also talks about his success on the R6. It's great to see that people are noticing the smooth transition Leon is making in to a higher, and very competitive, class. To jump between a 400 and a 600 machine, and run at the very sharp end of both classes, cannot be underestimated. Congratulations Leon, you deserve the publicity!
Here's what the article says:
'Leon Jeacock is a regular EMRA championship contender, and he also had a good day on his BMC 600 Yamaha and 400 Honda.
He was up against BSB Superstock 600 competitor Matt Woolridge in his two 600 Superstock races.
He gave Woolridge a pretty good run for his money in the first race until he got baulked by some back markers on the final lap, but he then put in an extra effort to be on Woolridge's tail at the hairpin and finish a very close second to him. In the second race he didn't fair so well and finished in a slightly distant sixth place and in a battle with two other riders.
He did much better in his two Formula 400 races, starting from the front row of the grid he made an excellent start to the first ten-lap race, pulling out a good lead until the race was stopped after four laps.
In the six-lap re-run he went off into the lead again and won by 1.7 seconds. In the second race he was leading until he was caught and passed by Richard Saunders (ZXRL), and then got caught up amongst back markers to finish 2.9 seconds down in second place.
He said: "I enjoyed the battle with Matt in the first Superstock race, and then straight after I had to jump on my 400 Honda, but being still fresh I was able to go out and win that race. In the second Superstock race I managed to lead the race for quite a while, then I braked for a yellow flag incident and Richard came by me, which usually incurs a ten second penalty for an illegal move, but non of the marshals seemed to have noticed what happened."
(however, it should have said 'the second Formula 400 race', not 'Superstock'. But we'll let them off for that!)
1 year ago