Tuesday, August 11, 2009

BSB: Team Boss Colin Wright Hits Century

Leon Camier's victory in the second British Superbike race of the day at Brands Hatch on Sunday racked up a few new facts for the history books. He became the first rider to win a treble, as it was the BSB's first 3-race weekend, with a race on Saturday after qualifying. He took his 14th win of the season, beating the existing record set by Niall Mackenzie on Rob Mac's Boost Yamaha in 1997.

It was also a personal milestone for Camier's GSE Airwaves Yamaha boss, Colin Wright, who notched up his 100th victory as a team manager. The sardonic slaphead's standard smug smile slipped slightly, showing his sensitive side as he clearly had a tear in his eye. The results break down as 25 wins with Kawasaki, 60 with Ducati and 15 with Yamaha. It was a massive achievement for the plain talking GSE geezer, and the wins are still coming.

Along the way, he's nurtured some of the best up and coming British riders, and rejuvenated a few of the older ones. His boys have racked up British titles, and gone on to take World championships too. Keep it up, Mr Wright!

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