Race report: brands gp round 6
Friday test day went out in the first session felt quite comfortable with the test only being on the Indy. Spinning laps towards the end of the first session the bike started to act up lacking power as id come out on to the straights, for it to only clear itself somewhat.
Session 2 I went out and did half a lap before recognising something for evidently wrong. After help from M Motorsport we established that the exhaust valve had got stuck shut and needed to be ground out 🙄. In the meantime, Charlie let me take his GSX-R out for a couple of sessions to see my self up to speed.
The rest of the test day went ok and found myself back down at around the 51 barrier and feeling really happy with the feeling the bike was giving.
Having entered both the mro clubman and rookies this weekend it meant I had 2 qualifying sessions. First time on the gp track I needed all the time I could get went out first in the mro qualifying and found my self at a 1.40 putting me 30th on the grid. Time for a quick fuel up and a drink of water before going back out for the rookies where I put the bike 3rd on the grid.
Race 1 mro 600
Started 30th got beat up the first couple of laps and found I couldn’t really settle first time out in mro was rushing and making stupid mistakes and felt like I took the jump a bit to early after this race.
Race 2 rookie 600
Thanks to Elliot Fricker jumping the start by what can only be described as a country mile 😘😂 I got away with the 2 boys Cedric and Elliot but quickly found my self doing the same thing as race 1 and making stupid mistakes through rushing. Brought her home p2
Race 3 mro 600
Got a better start and ended up making a couple of positions up in the first couple corners. I got past a couple of riders in front before setting my sights on the group in front, I eventually caught the group but managed to have a slide out of druids dropping me off the back of the group and I couldn’t make the gap back up.
The 2nd rookie race got moved to the Sunday morning due to timing
Morning warm up went out on wet tyres on a bone dry track the wrong choice and killed them in 2 laps
Rookie race 4
Finished 3rd not really a lot to say about this race just rode around on my own basically 😂
Mro race 5
Got away again and ended up in making positions again feeling comfortable on the bike I see the group in front and managed to catch them up one I got onto the back I started to push my way through finally feeling comfortable riding in the packs like this I ended up finish p22 out of 37 and set my pb lap time of a 1.36.8
Rookie race 6
Got a bad start going into turn 1 and 2 in 4th place got a good drive out of druids and regained 3rd. Sat behind Tom Vaughn and Cedric Bloch I soon noticed that I was very comfortable sat in the group of us. Soon Cedric started to pull on Tom so I very quickly decided I needed to get the pass done and catch Cedric back up which I did. Last lap flag came out and I decided the only place I could make the move stick would be druids I committed to the inside into druids and made it stick only to be confronted by 2 backmarkers on the way into graham hill. Yet again rushing it to try get the 2 behind and between me and Cedric I found my self running out of room on the exit of Graham hill and lost 1st place being run onto the kerb and grass by the backmarker. Rejoined and finished 2nd but fair to say I was pretty gutted to of lost it like that.
Race 7 and 8 not very much to report but I was absolutely shattered by this point but still completed the races and finished 3rd in the final rookie race.
Was a good weekend all in all and I had a hell of a lot of support come and visit me over the weekend which was very overwhelming. I’d also like to thank everyone in the garage with us this weekend for there help and pointers in the right direction.
I’d also like to thank
Eagle cargo services for there support
Mss performance for the new fairings
And cps for the new paint job
Roll on Cadwell Park!