With very little time for the leg to heal after Knockhill last weekend, we came to mainly make sure the bike was ok after the crash and to see if I was be able to ride. With only 1 session each day, we were hoping it wouldn’t be too stressful on the leg.
Friday practice, I went out and could ride, albeit with a lot of stress to the leg. But as the lap times slowly dropped, I thought I would just keep riding round to see if I could actually do race distance. I managed to almost match my PB from a couple of years ago, the last time I rode the full GP circuit. After the session, a lot of bruising around my thigh flared up. In hindsight I probably should have called it a day after a handful of laps.
Qualifying on Saturday, we were hoping to push a little harder and improve the lap time. We managed to go slightly faster but to push any more was a real struggle. I couldn’t brake hard enough in the 3 main braking areas and changing direction was proving difficult, we ended the session P28.
We knew the race would be tough, with the main target being to just finish and an added bonus if we could go a bit faster. We improved the lap time again, almost a second under my previous PB and finished P26. Can’t really complain with that, considering we weren’t sure if I could ride.
Big thanks to all our sponsors, Lee Bailey Joinery and Building, Alert Logistics, K&L Plastering, Hycross 2000, Steve Sirrell Ltd @ Bike Tyres Leeds, K&N filters, R&G crash protection, JAB Racing, Rock Oil, Performance Friction, Club70.
Also massive thanks to everyone at Team WD40 for helping us as always.
Photo Credit – Aaron Scott – Instagram @lbsnappers