RACING

SUZUKI’S JADEN HASSAN RACED TO A DOUBLE VICTORY ON SUNDAY

IN SUZUKI-SPONSORED NEW ZEALAND SUPERBIKE



The 20 year old from Westmere, Auckland – in only his second season of racing – qualified his GSX-R1000 on pole and then dominated both premier class 1000cc Formula One/ Superbike class races. This was a great comeback from his campaign-wrecking crash at the series opener at Hampton Downs the previous weekend, where he had been the only rider to really challenge visiting international and series leader Horst Saiger (Kawasaki).

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Jayden Hassan

Hassan will not contest the third and final round of the series – which is set for the public streets of Wanganui on December 26th Day due to family commitments.

Hassan said:

“If I was leading the series after two rounds, I might have considered racing at Wanganui, but, as it stands after my crash last week, there is no chance I can win the series and so I’ll instead have a break from racing on Boxing Day and spend the time with family over Christmas.

“The second race today was one of the hardest of my life, but I was happy to be pushed by Horst. I’m learning so much by racing against him. The weekend could not have been any better for me; I’d call it a perfect weekend.”

Saiger settled for third equal on Sunday, still enough for him to extend his series lead to 10 points over Scott Moir (Suzuki GSX-R1000).

Moir had a weekend to forget; first he was struck down during Saturday’s practice session when a stone punctured his bike’s radiator, then, with the leak repaired, he suffered a high-speed crash during Sunday morning’s qualifying.

Remarkably, with his crew coming to the rescue and his bike patched-up, he was still able to line up for race one and was rewarded with third place. He backed-that-up with a fifth placing in race two, ending the day fifth overall and climbed to second place in the series standings.

Team Suzuki Press Office – December 15.

Words and photo: Andy McGechan @ www.bikesportnz.com

TOPICS: SUZUKI RACING
Posted by Press Release
for Wemoto News on 15 December 2014 in Racing

Edited By: Lucy England

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