I came into Brands confident and was excited to be back at Brands! After a good start at Brands I was buzzing for the race and raring to go. I qualified 7th EVO and the times were so close 0.5 of a second between 1st to 7th!
I got a shocking start but made my way through at turn 1 up to 5th behind Freddy Pett, I got into a good battle with Freddy, Levi Day and Niall Campbell, we were all swapping place the whole race with some hard overtakes! I was good fun and I finished with a great laptime of 1.29.7 which put me 4th on the grid 15th overall for the feature race tomorrow! I finished 5th.
I got a better start this time and ended up in another battle with Levi and we started to catch Jamie Perrin and then I had a 3 way battle and some awesome racing! We all put in some good overtakes as we were fighting for 4th, Bjorn went down and we then were battling for 3rd, I got about 1 second ahead of Levi and Jamie and the next lap I noticed that Levi had gone down with Jamie and I could see Marshall Neill ahead and I was closing, so I pushed on and made a pass on Marshall at Druids on the last lap and finished 2nd my best result of 2015! I was so happy with the result and the weekend. Also the trophy and champagne were a bonus!
Levi's crash was worst than I thought and I wish him all the best on his recovery and hope to be battling with him again soon!
Massive thanks to Mark Hanna, Road and Race, Mum and Dad, Richard at Maxton and all my supporters!
Also thanks to my sponsors Oxford Products, HJC, Maxton, Pro Bolt, Motor parts direct, Pipe Werx and Kushitani.
Photos by Jon Jessop Photography
It was my first race meeting at Knockhill after missing it last year due to injury, so I knew it was going to be hard but I was confident for the weekend. I qualified 7th EVO which put me in a difficult position for the race so I just had to get a good start and gun it.
I got off the line well and was up behind Hipwell and Estment with Daley behind, On lap 3 Daley made a mistake and I passes him but then we came together at Clark's and he went down and I run wide nearly onto the grass and lost my momentum and the gap to Estment, I got past Hipwell and had a battle but he managed to pass me on his Supersport Triumph and I finished the race 6th and I had improved my lap time by half a second almost. I was happy with the lap time but felt I could have ran with Estment and he could have dragged me along to improve my time and maybe I could have had a better result, but hey that's racing!
I got an average start and was up behind Webb, Hipwell, Day and Neill I past lap on lap 2 but he got me back at the hairpin and I sat behind him to get dragged up to Day, I was battling with Hipwell and the safety car came out and Hipwell started dropping off under the safety car but I think he had an issue with his bike but then got back behind and off we went again, each lap I was trying to pass Hipwell but couldn't quite get close enough as he could pull away on the straights, I got down to a good lap time of 50.7 which I was pleased with but then 4 laps before the end the bike let go and I had to pull in the pits as it had lost power and was making a strange noise. I was happy with my lap time but I need to up my game and come out the box fast at Brands to rekindle my season and start getting back to winning ways.
Massive thanks to Road and Race, Mark Hanna, Richard at Maxton, Dad, Pinky, Grandad and all my supporters, I will be fighting at Brands!
Also thanks to Oxford Products, Kushitani, Pro Bolt, Motor Parts Direct, Maxton and all my sponsors.
Snetterton was a tough weekend, after coming back from my injury I was struggling with confidence but I felt after the weekend it had come back, although we had an oil leak in FP1 and a misfire in qualifying but the team work hard to make sure I was back out for the race.
I got a good start and was right up to 6th on the first lap and was battling with Freddy Pett, but I made a mistake at the hairpin and dropped back to 8th, Daley then caught me and we had a good battle and i finished 9th EVO which I was disappointed with as I know I'm better than that and capable of being on the podium.
I got another good start and battle my way up to 6th again and I got into a good battle again with Daley and I finished 7th EVO. again I was disappointed and need to improve and move forward from now on.
Massive thanks to Road and Race, Mark Hanna, Richard at Maxton, Dad, Pinky, Grandad and all my supporters. Also thanks to Oxford Products, Kushitani, Pro Bolt, Motor Parts Direct, Maxton and all my sponsors.