Tom Young picks up his first double points at BSB Cadwell Park
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CSS Motorsport’s Tom Young had his best weekend so far this season in the Metzeler National Superstock 600 championship at Cadwell Park with him qualifying on the second row before finishing sixth on race day.
So far after returning to the championship for a second year, following a difficult 2009, Young has finished within the top 15 twice and currently sits 15th overall. Young has only been road racing since 2007 in which he started in the Superteens category before taking the New Era CB500 Superclub Championship title in 2008.
After a year in the MRO series, in 2009 he entered into his current championship for the first time. Things were looking positive until he suffered an injury that had a serious impact on the remainder of his season, but he shows that it is all definitely in the past.
Young said: “The season so far has gone really good, the first round was a bit of a struggle, after everything that happened last year. I came back this year and started off slowly. At the first round I got 15th, at the second round I crashed out of the race and at Oulton Park I qualified 12th, but the race got cancelled.”
Things continued to improve this weekend with Young qualifying in fifth and picking up ten points. Talking about the battle to get back to where he is, Young said: “I had some really big crashes last year, broke my collarbone and re-tore the damaged tissue in another big crash in September at Silverstone. It really knocked my confidence and I was unsure of carrying on with my racing career at the time.”
“I knew I had to sort my damaged right shoulder out over the winter and that was when I started working with my Mark Coles at M10 Fitness in Newark, Mark is the personal trainer of Chris "Stalker" Walker and Ben Wilson. Mark helped me to recover my shoulder and make my body strength improve as a whole.”
“My Dad and Joe brought me back up and got me back on my bike in Cartagena in January this year, that was when I started working with Pete Clifford on my suspension and I haven't looked back since, the bike just seems to get better and better.”
“My confidence and my self-belief grow stronger every weekend and I owe big thanks to all of the close people around me including my family and friends. My aim is to try and get some strong top five finishes and maybe a podium this year; and to aim for a top three in the championship next year or a move to British Supersport isn't out the question depending on if I am ready for the jump at that stage.”
Young would like to thank: His Dad, Joe Richardson, Tony at Capital Steel Structures, Mark and Woolfy at MW Electrics, Jason at JM Structures, Pete Clifford at Actiforce Suspension, Andy Stubbs for building, Bert, Mark Coles at M10 Fitness, Alan Greig and Maxon.
By BSB Reporter Tammy Milsom
Image by Bonnie Lane
Article taken from www.bikesportnews.com
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