The school of hard knocks...
Starting from 13th spot after a qualifying crash, the Bmcracing.Co.Uk/LJR Race Products rider's Yamaha was in 17th spot when a double red flag halted the race after just six of the scheduled 22 laps.
"It was disappointing to come away with no points," said Jeacock, "but the steering damper A Steering damper (or Sprint damper) is a damping device designed to inhibit an undesirable, uncontrolled movement or oscillation of a motorcycle steering mechanism - a phenomenon known in the motorcycling community as 'wobble', or in extreme cases, a 'tank-slapper'. bolt had become detached following my crash and was flaying around still attached to the fork leg. I'm very lucky it didn't jam my steering up completely."
Dean Brown is also hoping for better luck at Oulton Park on July 6-8 after a detached gear selector ended his Metzeler 1000 challenge at three-quarter distance. Oulton Park Circuit is a motor racing track in the small village of Little Budworth, Cheshire, northwest England, UK.
Starting from 20th position, he was locked in an exciting midfield battle when disaster struck but insisted he was "extremely pleased" with the progress of his DB/Buildbase Racing BMW BMW
in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. team.
Pictures: Ian Ward/www.bikesportpics.com DOWN TO BUSINESS: Leon Jeacock in the thick of the Knockhill action. Inset, Dean Brown.