With the sun beaming down over the circuit, everything was set to be a good weekends racing!
Qualified 2nd F2. Start of the race, got hung out to dry on the outside of Redgate and lost a few places but got straight back on the gas down Crainer Curves. Started to have gear selection problems at this point which, in turn stopped the team from making a decent challenge for the win and ended up finishing 2nd F2 behind Sean Reeves.
The pigeons were right and waynes toes were very painfull after trying to slam the gears in throughout the race, so alot of work to do for sundays race!
After working the night before to solve the gear selection problem, it was put down to the quickshifter jamming. They stripped it and gave it a good clean, re-assembled it, and although it was damaged, it was still servicable for the race. They had the option to use standard manual gear change if needed, but this was working for now! When they missed the warm up lap due to an electrical fault, it looked like being a useless race, it also meant they had to start from the back! This turned out to be an interesting and exciting race and saw the boys coming in at 4th place F2. Gearing now working at around 75%, so not totally useless!
Got down to Redgate on the inside and tried to challenge Reeves for the win but he made a fair and contolled move which allowed him to pull the pin and gave him 1st place with Real Racing coming in at a respectable 2nd. This give us a few more points and retain a good lead in the championship!
After having to deal with the gears and badly worn tyres, we now have a huge amount of work to prep the bike for the next road race on the Isle of Man, the Southern 100, on the 7-11th of July.
Many thanks to Racingline Photography for this awesome shot of the boys in action!!