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.