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Spanish Shakedown For Lewis Cornish

Lewis Cornish (British supermoto championship racer) and his Nameplate Services/DCR supermoto team have recently returned from vital pre-season testing at the amazing Motorland, Aragon S1 World championship circuit in Spain. The main objective of this trip to the sun was to get the race bikes set up following some extensive modifications to the suspension and rolling chassis over the winter period. Out of the two machines shipped over to Spain, Lewis was concentrating more on ensuring the DCR tuned 450cc machine was set up perfectly as this will be his #1 bike for the forthcoming season. Owner of Nameplate Services, Billy Holt also took the opportunity to take join the team and took to the track to set up the spare #2 505cc machine whilst Lewis was busy getting his suspension dialled into the demanding Aragon circuit. Following hours of ten-tenths riding, pushing himself and his race bike to the limits the Aragon trip was deemed to be a great success by the team.

On returning to the UK Lewis explained “Its important to get plenty of track time to get the new suspension set up to my liking, I feel as though the new parts have allowed me to push harder and get on the throttle more aggressively plus they have given me more confidence in the bikes capabilities and myself. I managed to shave my lap times and really feel how hard to push the bike and tyres. Thanks to Ben and Billy for getting me out there to test, its certainly got me right on the pace before the opening race.’’ Both bikes were shipped out to the tests by one of Lewis’ sponsors, track-day specialists MotoXtreme, headed by Ben Grayson who commented “It’s been a fantastic opening event for us and it was good to see Lewis getting his 2012 bike ready for the 2012 at this superb circuit. We plan on more supermoto track-day sessions throughout the year both in the UK and in mainland Europe and we’re pleased to be involved with Lewis’ 2012 British Championship season.”

More recently the team were approached by ‘Supermoto Magazine Australia’ to provide and overview and background into Lewis’ racing career, which has recently been published, giving Lewis and his sponsors coverage across the other side of the world. If you would like to read the article visit Lewis’ website and follow the link on the home page to the article.

Lewis’ and the team are keen to get the season underway and the first race of 2012 kicks off with a Southern Supermoto Championship weekend at Lydd International Raceway later this month, closely followed by round one of the British Supermoto Championship at Three Sisters Circuit, Wigan a week later.

Neil Jay

Press Officer

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