The first two rounds of the British Superbike Championship are done! Its been a hectic two weeks, having Thruxton straight after Brands Hatch. I'm glad to have finally got some racing done though and it's certainly been great fun!
Brands Hatch was round 1. With a few test days done there I was glad that showed, qualifying 7th on the grid and finishing in 9th place. Thruxton was always going to be much more difficult, as I had no previous testing there so it was a completely new track for me. to qualify 16th and finish in 11th I was really pleased with. To get some decent points in the opening two rounds has really boosted my confidence and motivated me to work even harder to make this year as strong as possible. I'm currently sitting in 8th position in the 600 Superstock Championship. The key will be consistency to stay inside the top 10 in the championship. I need to make sure I finish races, and finish them off strong. Learning the tracks prior to race weekend and also having a good qualifying is key. I lapped quicker than 3rd place in the race at Thruxton yet finished 11th. This shows that if I can qualify further up the grid, that I have the pace to run with the front guys.
Our next round is at Oulton Park in 3 weeks time. This track looks like alot of fun and hopefully I can get some practice in there before the round to learn the track a little. The MotoBreakers Kawasaki has been an awesome bike so far. It's always up there in the speed traps and the my crew chief Alam Cook always has it handling just the way I like it. I couldnt ask for more, I know that its just up to me to find the pace. We have all the ingredients to be running at the front, It's only a matter of time until we get it all working in tune together to get on the podium!