BSB Finale - Brands Hatch Junior Superstock 600 Race Report
The last round of the British Championship at Brands Hatch was a roller coaster of emotions, not having the most solid day on Friday, was struggling to find a nice setup with the bike and to put a lap time together. We found something in qualifying, then the rain stopped play early, but got it into 6th place despite this.
In Race 1, I felt ok, was in 4th with a little gap to 2nd and 3rd but once I saw my pit board and that Jack was out I tried to back it off and not do anything silly, came home in 4th.
Going into the last race level on points I knew I had to beat Jack, I tried my best in the race and felt confident, I got up to 2nd then Jack passed me, I was waiting for my moment but unfortunately a rider made a pass on me which had slow mid corner speed and let Jack slip away as I was now stuck behind, anyway that’s racing, it was a hard pill to swallow knowing I was so close to getting my first British Championship, even at this moment in time it’s still heartbreaking, but now I have got to move onto the next chapter and take the many positives from this season, I have learnt a lot and I’m very happy with my results in only my 2nd year in Stock 600 and racing career so far overall, throughout this year, I never finished outside the top 4, 2 wins and a handful of podiums so not too bad.
Would like to say a massive thank you to all the team at JR Performance for an awesome year, everyone worked so very hard and it nearly happened but we win or lose together and a huge thank you to all my sponsors for allowing me to have the opportunity to fight for a British title.
Thank you to my family, my dad, mum and brother for the non stop work all year and constant support. Massive thanks to all the well wishers, we had so many texts and people coming to talk to us about the championship inc some top names in the sport.
We will now have some well earned rest and look forward to the next challenge. Thanks again to every single one of you, will be posting a 2021 review in the next week or so, keep an eye out for that.
Have a great week !!!