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Jewson motorcycle riders take on best in World Supersport racing

PEOPLE

JEWSON-sponsored British Supersport motorcycle racing stars Cal Crutchlow and Leon Camier stepped up a gear to take on a world-class field at the recent World Supersport race at Brands Hatch.

The Northpoint Honda Ekerold riders relished the chance to pitch their skills against their international counterparts and finished well in fifth and 10th places respectively. Both Cal (right) and Leon's (left) confidence was riding high after a series of recent British wins and podium finishes and the riders were certain they could make a lasting impression on their international rivals.

After strong starts from both riders, Cal spent much of the race battling with rival Robbin Harms and finished with a flourish by overtaking current World Champ ion Sebas t ien Charpentier in the final lap to finish in the top five.

As the hot favourites to win the 2006 British Championship, Cal and Leon represent one of the youngest and most promising pairings on the circuit. And with Cal currently lying 70 points ahead of his closest rival, he's going to take some catching this season.

Peter Hindle, managing director of Jewson, said: 'Having recognised Leon's potential early on in his career, we supported him as a personal sponsor for two years.

'When he joined the Northpoint Honda Ekerold team it provided us with an ideal opportunity to increase our involvement with the sport by becoming a team sponsor for the 2006 season. We're delighted to see both Cal and Leon developing as top class riders.'