Another positive weekend for Round 7 Superstock 1000 at Thruxton.
Friday practice was initially a bit of a struggle and felt lost on track so pulled in after 8 or 9 shocking laps. Got my head right, went back out and immediately went under my pb from last year. Small change again for fp2 and we ended the day 0.8 faster than last year, 1.20.0.
Saturday qualifying, after looking at practice times we knew we had to get into the 18’s. Another big jump in lap time and with only one session to really make it count, we pushed on early in the session. Managing another pb 1.18.6 on our first run, unfortunately with the tyres not lasting long around Thruxton, we had no more tyre to go back out and push hard to improve the time. Eventually dropping to 30th on the grid. Honestly, we thought a mid 18 would have been higher up the grid but the pace was so fast as always.
Sunday race day, we had a steady warm up on old tyres again due to not having any tyres available but were feeling good for the race. After starting 30th on the grid, with not my best start I was just behind the group I’ve been aiming for. But I gradually lost sight of them and it was tough from then on fighting with the bike. I managed the hold off the group behind coming home in 28th.
All in all, a very positive weekend with a big improvement in lap time, 2.2 seconds under my previous pb. But slightly disappointed with the race as I felt I had more pace than I showed. On to Cadwell next in a couple of weeks, keep pushing for more improvements 👍
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