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

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 August 2014

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

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

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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.

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.

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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