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BSB Round 1 - Donington Park - Race Report

BSB Round 1 - Superstock 600 - Donington Park Race Report

So we arrived at Donington on Thursday ready for my first ever BSB round in the Stock 600… weather was looking good & I was zoned in

Friday we had Free Practice & had consistent times over the practice sessions - P8 & P10 over the 2 sessions resulting in a combined position of P12 (timing sheets are in my albums) Moving on to Saturday Qualifying, the weather was hot to say the least all day, unfortunately I had an off on Lap 3 into the gravel down at Redgate, was not injured but the bike definitely had some gravel rash, so we had to get working hard on it to get it ready to race on Sunday, the team worked their magic & it was sorted and off to scrutineering and thankfully passed ready to race, Sunday we had much cooler condition’s in the morning, the race was at 11am....we were ready to race!! I started 12th on the grid & just kept chipping away, coming home in 9th position which I am really happy with, had ups & downs this weekend and learnt a lot from my first Stock 600 experience on all levels, I enjoyed every second ( apart from the off which sucked ... but this is all part of racing right ) The team as a whole had a good weekend with Ben who was leading all weekend getting the win & Dan was also doing good all weekend but unfortunately had an off in the race I come away from the 1st round with 7 points & in 9th place which I am really happy with, on to NLR this weekend at Oulton & then next weekend Snetterton for round 2 of the BSB...... we go again !!! I cannot thank enough my family for all their help & support with everything, all of my loyal sponsors, the whole JR Performance team, Paul & Jane Rogers DLR Transport Jonny Blackshaw Syntol Lubricants for the tyres on race day, Gary Notso-Fast Rider Coaching for all his expert coaching, Shark Mark SHARK Helmets Nevis Marketing Ltd for the helmet service & the helmet def did it's job when I came off, my friends & everyone who supports me, Rst-moto, the suit also did it's job for sure, Formaboots Thermal Technology Race Kippax Moto Concept Furniture International Ltd Lloyds Estate Agents & Lloyds Property Rentals Warrington Kawasaki UK 📷 & media FireStallion Photography Thank You 😎🏁 Joe #joetalbot19racing


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