'Cadwell reception drove us to glory'
SAMSUNG Honda team manager Havier Beltran says his team benefited from "a fantastic reception" at Cadwell Park last weekend.
The Louth-based team were on home turf for round eight of the British Superbike Championship.
And thousands of spectators were rewarded for their support as Michael Laverty scooped two podium finishes.
Team-mate Jon Kirkham finished fifth and 12th, while Jason O'Halloran clinched a podium in the Superstock 1000 race.
Gary Johnson also returned with the team, finishing 10th.
"It was good for Michael (Laverty) to be back on the podium again and two third places was more podium credits for his tally which is important," said Beltran, pictured above.
"It was great that he confirmed his position in the end of season Showdown and we have some work to do now before Donington Park to try and close the gap we had.
"It was also good to see Jon (Kirkham) back up where he needs to be.
"Jason (O'Halloran) had a consistent result and that has kept us where we need to be in the championship, and for Gary (Johnson) it was great to see him back with the team.
"The Samsung Honda team have had a fantastic reception by the fans and I am pleased we scored podium finishes."