The Di-Spark and Dragons Logistic sponsored rider Sam Coventry and his team PR Racing BMW arrived at a damp Oulton Park with good expectations, after a mixed weekend weather wise at Silverstone
Sam’s FP1 session kicked off in dry conditions Sam came in twice for some changes on the bike and finished the session P17 ready for FP2. FP2 began and Sam got out and set a time of 1.39.2 which placed him P15 with a good set up and ready for qualifying tomorrow.
Saturday came around and Sam was out for Qualifying. The weather had just stopped raining so the track was drying, Sam started qualifying on wet tyres but with 18 minutes to go he changed to dry’s, he went back out and was in P8 for most of the session, the other riders were improving their lap times each lap as the track dried, Sam was trying to find some space out on track but on his last flying lap he got caught behind a slower rider and finished up P22.
Saturdays race kicked off at 13:50pm. Starting 22nd on the grid Sam got away with a great start and got his head down, he picked off riders and moved up to P15 after a few battles and finished the race 15th with a lap time of 1.38.2 which him and the team were really happy with, also this put him P15 for tomorrows race.
Sunday’s race was here and Sam was looking forward to another good start and battling for a top 10. The weather had yet again turned and it had stopped raining and the track was drying, Sam left pit lane with a we front tyre and dry rear tyre as the conditions looked tricky. Once he got around to the grid he switched for a dry front tyre and began the race. He got another good start but got pushed out onto the damp and pushed to P17 he got back up to P15 but by this time the riders in front had a gap and he remained P15, another good points finish.
Now we look onto Brands Hatch on the 13/14/15th of October for the final round of the National Superstock 1000 championship. Sam is aiming for another top 10 and a great weekend to finish of the year! Sam would like to thank his sponsors for all their help and support.