BSB Round 9 at our home track of Oulton Park was a hectic one, sitting out most of the session due to dodgy conditions and a red flag, for FP2, the weather dried up and I had a solid session finishing P2 & P3 in FP1, but felt happy with the bike.
Qualifying was a wet one, I knew the track would become drier as the session unfolded though, managing to place myself 3rd starting on the front row.
Race 1, I got off to a good start, managed to make a gap of 1 second but got slowly caught up, on the last lap I got shunted hard going into Shell Oils, which made me go wide, so I made the pass back at Knickerbrook but unfortunately got squeezed out again at Lodge finishing in P2.
The late race on Sunday went well, was running a decent pace throughout the whole race, managed to bide my time and then made the move for first but Zak and I were battling hard for the lead, unfortunately I didn’t know it was the last lap, so came in P2, feel like I had a lot more to give but at the end of the day came away with 2 solid 2nd place finishes and reduced the points gap down to 10.
Massive thank you to all my sponsors as always, WMC, Charlie Farley, Altius Healthcare, also PTM, Peter Kirk, Andy Heaton & my family for coming out to Oulton to support me and thank you to the team for another good weekend. Thanks to everyone who sent messages of support (lots of them ) and came out to watch the racing, hope you enjoyed the weekend.
I learnt some things in the last race that hopefully will fix the persistent problem.
On to Donington this weekend for round 10, see what we can do there.