Well its been a hectic few weeks to say the least what with
having 2 meetings on the bounce, Brands Hatch was first
which was a bit of a different meeting as some of the practice
was held on the smaller Indy circuit due to noise regulations.
Free Practice 1. I used this as just to get up to speed really as
there is not much you can learn with it being the smaller circuit
that won't be used for race day. 29th. 10th evo
Qualifying. After getting onto the full circuit and getting some good
track time, we made some small changes and ended up in 28th.
Race.1 These were mixed conditions as it had rained before the start
and there were people on wets and slicks, as I went to the grid
i was on slicks and the track was wet on most corners so i thought
i'd change on the grid but we were out of time so i had to start on
what i had. At the start i was skating around and was hoping it
would dry up sooner than later, the trouble was that some parts were
dry and others wet so it was hard work but i got up to speed quickly
and ended up in 13th. 4th evo
Race.2 Conditions were slightly better for this one i got a good start
but just couldn't hold the pace of the main evo pack, i had a battle
with Aaron Zonotti, i led right up till the last lap when he passed me
into Druids i knew were i could have a go at him so i got the run out
of the second to last corner just as i was making my move his bike
cut out and i hit the back of him, there were legs going everywhere
as i tried to stay on so he just piped me. It turned out that he was
running out of fuel so its just one of those things. 23rd. 9th evo
Ulster GP Report
Well after last years UGP success this year was a bit of a nightmare -
the weather wasn't the best and Practice wasn't the best as the weather
just came in bad before every session, the bikes were so dirty you'd
swear they'd done a moto-x. Things didn't seem to be brightening up
either and by the time race day came around our awning was like a
swimming pool (not fun).
So i had qualified bad in most classes really not that it mattered
because i was in the 2nd wave for most and got a clear road so that
was one good thing.
For both 600 races i finished 10th which i was not happy with, for
some reason i was getting passed on the straights a lot so the bike
didn't seem to be going as well usual because of this i struggled and
got held up not able to get a clear lap.
The superstock race was wet on the out lap so i chose to stay on
my wets for the race but it dried so fast that on the first lap it was
pretty dry so i was leading the second wave on the first lap but
struggling to get grip in the dry the tires were getting to hot and
the bike was sideways so i pulled in before the tyres delaminated.
Both superbike races were good fun although i only finished 10th-11th
i was hoping for some more practice to try different ride heights
and bits to improve the bike but i should of known its ireland and the
sun only shines once in a blue moon. So i was a bit gutted really as
i was going better than the year before but it wasn't to be so roll
on next year.