2018

2018 Results

 

In 2018 I will be competing in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship. This is run mainly as one of the support races for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. In May I will get the chance to race in front of the World Superbike audience as we are one of the support races at the UK round at Donington Park

Not a bad weekend considering I do not like racing at Oulton Park. Qualifying was a mixed bag, the plan was to do 5 laps on my scrubbed tyre and come in and fit a new tyre once I'd got up to speed, however bike felt very loose so came in and put on the new tyre after a couple of laps. Got some good time and was up to 12th when I crashed going into the Shell Oils corner, I outbraked myself and went into the gravel. Managed to hold on to 13th place for the grid but caused the team a load of work before being ready for the race. I had a good race and thought I'd finished 12th over all but was promoted up to 11th after one of the guys in front failed scrutineering. Currently sitting 11th in the championship joint points with 10th so looking forward to the next round as one of the support races at WSBK at Donington Park
Race result DNF fell on 8th lap trying for an overtake at the melbourne loop. Had just set 7th fastest lap of the race on lap 7 so happy with my pace
A great weekend !! finished 9th in the race and it could have been 7th if I hadn't started to suffer from arm-pump with a couple of laps to go. Free practice showed me that I had the pace with me topping the table through the speedtrap but losing a lot of time through the Foggy esses and the rest of the Melbourne Loop sections and ending up 17th overall. We made some changes for qualifying which helped and allowed me to qualify 9th. I got a decent start in the race and held my position, getting up to 7th on lap 9 which I held on to until lap 12 when the arm-pump really started to kick in. I dropped to 8th for the next couple of laps before being overtaken on the last lap and pushed back to 9th by 0.372sec.
Race result P8 happy with my pace all weekend