Norwich’s Matt Layt enjoys Supersport Cup podium at Snetterton
Norwich rider Matt Layt made it two Supersport Cup podiums in successive rounds as the privateer lit up the race of the day at Snetterton.
Layt avoided a four-bike smash at the first corner, which sent him to the back of the field, but he kept his composure as others in front felt the heat.
A lap six collision between Ben Wilson and Luke Jones brought in the safety car, allowing Layt to close before Jody Lees' excursion sent the Norfolk rider to a superb class podium and 13th in the main field.
'It's always nice to do well at Snetterton in front of everyone,' said Layt. 'It's been a really hard weekend and I don't feel I've ridden that well.
'I've had it the other way where you've been having a really good race and then the last lap you have it taken away from you. So today to have a couple go down in front of me, it's worked in my favour for once and I'm well happy with the result.'
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Sprowston's Jake Newstead could not make his 2011 podium as gearbox issues hindered his Metzeler National Superstock 600 race. Despite a couple of riders ahead losing their way – including a terminal error from leader Jake Dixon – the Team Tinklers man slipped down the pack to eventually come home 19th, although qualifying 12th offered a encouragement that better will come for the remainder of the season.
Newstead's team-mate David Gowen turned a back-row start into a reasonable 27th Superstock 1000 finish having been hampered by technical issues all weekend, while Norwich counterpart Tom Gazzard rode his Honda from a place behind Gowen to 32nd at the line.
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Norwich's Byron Beckett left with a pair of fifths after Saturday and Sunday Ducati 848 Challenge rounds, and Norwich counterpart Jack Keen also suffered deja vu – both his efforts ended in first-lap spills.
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