There’s double delight for Sam with a Thruxton weekend to remember

East London's Sam Cox in racing action (pic: John Goodman)

East London's Sam Cox in racing action (pic: John Goodman) - Credit: Archant

There’s double delight for Sam with a Thruxton weekend to remember

East London racer, Sam Cox got just the boost he was looking for in the fifth round of the British Superbike’s Triumph Challenge Class, with a superb win-double in the British National T3 Championships at Thruxton.

Lying in fourth place overall and behind by over 40 points, the former Morpeth School pupil, now working as a sport technician at Mossbourne Academy in Hackney, set a target of winning each of the two races at the Hampshire circuit.

Cox (pictured left) made a reasonable start in the Saturday race and, although dropping to third place on lap one, soon recovered, crossing the start/finish line in front.

The bike seemed to be performing well, as Cox broke the lap record to finishing over four seconds ahead of his rivals.


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But following an overnight rest, the second race televised on Eurosport, proved a more demanding task. From the start, Cox was pressed by a group of four riders following within a second of his early leading position.

Despite a momentary loss of rear type grip and control, Cox crossed the line a mere 0.3 seconds ahead of his rivals, capping a magical double-win weekend and another lap record in the process.

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Speaking after the race Cox expressed his delight, saying: “That was a tough race! I never saw more than plus zero on my pit board, so it was obvious I couldn’t lose concentration. I’m really pleased to be back in the position of winner and championship challenger halfway through the season.”

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