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Northpoint Honda Racing Take On WSB - May 20th 2005

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    Northpoint Honda Racing have been granted the only wildcard ride at the British round of the World Superbike Series at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire next weekend the 29th May. The two Metzeler mounted riders 20-year-old, Peterborough based Craig Jones and 19-year-old, Coventry based Cal Crutchlow have been allocated an entry to ride amongst the best Supersport riders in the World.

    Jones who currently leads the British Supersport series and Crutchlow who is currently lying in 5th place overall have made a dramatic impact on the British Supersport scene and their results to date prove that. With four podiums between them from the five races and adding to that extremely consistent results in the other races they are certainly worthy of putting their skills and knowledge to the test with the best.

    Jones is looking forward the prospect of mixing with the World Scene saying 'It's a great opportunity for the team and I to have the chance to run at Silverstone. The World Supersport Championship is highly regarded and is one of the toughest to compete in, I'll be working hard and aiming to get a good strong result at the end of it. It also allows us to get some good settings and track time for the British Superbike round that will be held there later in the year.'

    Backing up his comments Crutchlow said 'I'm really looking forward to the experience as it will be the first time that I have competed in a Supersport race at World level. It's certainly not going to be an easy task but I'm prepared for the challenge, I'm keen to see how we fair up against them and hoping for some confident results.'

    Team Principle Gary Ekerold is also excited about the prospect of competing at Silverstone saying 'We are very fortunate to have been granted entries for Craig and Cal to compete as wildcards in the Supersport race, it's a fantastic chance for us to prove our worth in the World Paddock. It's a huge task for the whole team but one that we will certainly be prepared for and it gives our sponsors the opportunity to see us compete at World Level.'

    World Supersport Practice is Friday 27th May, Qualifying on Saturday 28th May and Race Day is Sunday 29th May. For more details see