BSB Round 4 - Thruxton National Junior Superstock Race Report
This weekend, we were back away down south for Round 4 of the BSB Stock 600 championship.
Thruxton was always going to be tricky for me, first time ever at the track and as it is a very different track to most on the calendar.
In both free practice sessions it was wet, only giving me the qualifying session to learn the track at full speed in the dry, managed to get P9 in qualifying which I was disappointed with, as I was aiming for the front 2 rows, however, I wasn’t a million miles away on the times but had a lot of improvement to do on the bike.
We had our warm up session late on Saturday evening to try out the changes and they seemed to work, just a few little tweaks for the race were needed.
I started the 14 lap race on Sunday with a good start, moving up to 5th with the front bunch but around 5 laps in, the front 3 started to gap us a little, I didn’t feel really confident with the bike in the race but I tried my best with the issue I was dealt with. The race was red flagged on lap 13 due to rainfall and I came home in P4, I am fairly content with this, being my first time there and knowing it was going to be a hard learning weekend.
Would also like to extend our condolences to the family & friends of the Marshall who tragically lost their life at Brands this weekend, such sad news, we really could not race without these amazing people giving up their own time for us
Also constantly thinking of Brad Jones … keep fighting Brad
A massive shoutout to all my sponsors for the constant support throughout the season, my family for all the hard work & everyone who sent messages or came to say hello, now we have a couple weeks off so I can regroup and I will be ready to go again at Donington for Round 5.