After a mega weekend at Assen I was looking for another solid weekend.
Friday was a difficult day and after FP2 I was 8th EVO, not where I wanted to be but I knew that we had some good changes to make for Saturday and also it was only my second ever race meeting at Silverstone so I was still learning about the 600 around the circuit. I was happy as I knew I still has a lot more in me for Saturday!
Saturday qualifying was tough as it was delayed by 2 hours because of heavy rain and standing water on the circuit. Out for qualifying eventually and the track was soaking wet, I was 3rd EVO with 3 minutes to go but on my last flying lap I made a slight mistake into Vale and did't improve my time after being a second up on that lap, I was annoyed with myself for making the small mistake and I ended up 7th EVO on the grid and 23rd overall.
Saturday race I got an average start and was caught up in a battle with a few other riders and it was a difficult race as it was drying but still a few damp areas so it was important to stay on line or risk crashing and a lot of riders came off in that race. After getting caught up, I felt I didn't push as hard as I could have and I let myself down in that race I am a lot better than that in iffy conditions and for some reason I didn't push at my best, I finished 8th EVO which was a let down and not what everyone deserved.
Sunday race, after a long chat with Mark I needed to have a good race and push to make my way through from way back on the grid. Off the line I got an OK start and pushed from the word go, I made my way to the front of a big group of riders and had some good battles and got up to 4th EVO leading my group, Tim Hastings then past me and we battled all the way to flag! I past him on the last lap but just couldnt get the drive onto the last staright and he past me back down the straight. I finished 5th EVO which was a good result considering my grid position and the tough weekend I had! That race was one of the best I've had this season!
Massive thanks to Road and Race, Mark Hanna, Ellie, Aaron, Mum and Dad, Paul and Bev, Alan, GT85, Oxford Products, HJC, Muc Off and The Pipe Werx.
Looking forward to Brands the final round now and I though in the last race I have made a step forward with my braking and overtaking. I know I need a strong final round at Brands and I will be pushing my hardest to finish the year on a high and show everyone how good I am after a tough first year in British Supersport.