SCH Motoprep Technical Manager Rob Smith finished a creditable fourth in his Thundersport GB club GP1 Sportsman class after completing three top four finishes in the final races of the season at Snetterton.

Going into round eight of the campaign, Rob rode his BMW S1000RR bike into third in his class in the opening race of the weekend. Reaching speeds of around 180 mph, he then achieved fourth place finishes in his class in the two Sunday races, meaning that he was confirmed in fourth place in the Thundersport class for the season.

Having suffered a broken collar bone and mechanical issues during the summer, it was a good performance in his first season in the class, having won the Freshman Class last year. Rob, who is supported by SCH in his racing endeavours, will now move up a further class next year when he takes on the Elite series.

He explained: “It has been a bit of a mixed season with the injury and engineering challenges but I’ll be working hard to come out fitter, stronger and faster next summer as we step up a class.  Overall, I’m happy with the way things have gone and delighted with the great support that I’ve had. I couldn’t have done it without the people who have backed me all the way.”