The Lloyd and Jones PR Racing team arrived at Cadwell Park in a inspired mood after a difficult learning weekend at Thruxton.
Sam’s FP1 session kicked off well and him and the team had a new approach to FP1 which seemed to work well starting off the weekend. Sam completed 13 laps and a best time of 1.32.2.
With different bike settings dialled in and Sam raring to go for FP2 he completed 15 laps and improved his lap time to a 1.31.5 ready for Qualifying Saturday and also with a much better feeling from the bike.
Saturday came around and Sam was out for Qualifying at 12.20. The weather was looking iffy and at the start of the session Sam got out and put in his best time on his 2nd lap, by lap 4 the rain had started and the session was over as no one would improve their time. Sam finished 17th overall. It was a shame as Sam felt he could have had a qualifying position well into the top 15, but it wasn’t to be. Roll on tomorrows race!
Starting 17th on the grid Sam got away and was soon into 14th place, the safety car came out after an accident on the mountain and Sam was bunched up with a group, after a good battle with Tom Tunstall, Sam finished the race P13 and into the points. Sam was happy but felt if he’d got a better qualifying he may have challenged for a top 10.
I good weekend and Sam felt good with the bike ready for the next round at Silverstone. Sam and the team also learnt a lot more and feel they now know what to do ready for a good qualifying and race at Silverstone.
Happy days and roll on Silverstone! Big thank you to PR Racing and the whole crew and also to all my sponsors Di-Spark Group, Dragons Logistics, Oxford Products, Kushitani UK, Tudor Installations, PGS Garage, Rob Walker and everyone else.