Wayne and Mark were 94 points in use lead so this weekend was a good chance to gain places and earn as many points as possible! Qualifying 2nd fastest overall next to the substantially bigger machines of the Formula 1 outfits, they were ready for an unexpectedly eventful race.
They got a holeshot at the start and were going really well, but Sean Reeves was catching them up throughout the race. The team went wide at Surtees on the last lap and Reeves went past, but they slipstreamed him back and regained the lead at the next corner. At Sterlings, near the end of the race, Wayne felt the number 35 outfit make contact and he managed to get past but going into the last corner, they both passed a back marker on the same side and Reeves must have misjudged Wayne's position as he tried to cover a move that hadn't taken place. The boys were holding they're inside line when Reeves appeared on their left hand side and this left no where for Wayne to go so unfortunately a collision occurred which saw Reeves upside down in the gravel. Luckily, Wayne was able to pull away from the 35 machine and get out of the gravel, and cross the line, at this point the red flag was shown and the race win was decided from the previous lap meaning Real Racing took 1st place.
Neither Wayne or Mark were injured luckily, and Reeves and Wilkes were treated at the scene, recovering we are told.
The outfit had substantial damage to the fairing, wheel arch and exhaust, so the boys only had a couple of hours to get her fixed for the next race.
Race 2 was a good start and they had a great race with one of the F1's out on circuit. Some clean overtaking moves and a enjoyable race, where the team came in 17 second in front of Ilaria who is the nearest rival of the championship and they set the fastest F2 lap, taking the win.
sunday brought the stormy conditions and an extremely wet race 3, resulting in red flags due to spinning off by other outfits. Race re-started after dinner with a drier track but still poor vision. Eastell and Lacey made a careful and well performed manoeuvre to take the win and although Wayne could of got past at some point, with the conditions being so bad it wasn't worth the risk. They had rode well and deserved the win, also they are well away from the top spot so no need to challenge them. Dryer conditions for the last race, much to everyone's relief. Wayne and Mark had altered the gearing to give a better top speed which proved a good move as they won the last race of the day.
A great weekend with some unexpected and eventful racing!!
Many thanks to all the sponsors and the Team.... The wife, little moose-May, Sarah, and the totally mad Mark, aka 'SHADOW'!
We hope to take the outfit to Moreton show again but this is weather permitting, otherwise, we will be doing a full weekend at Snetterton instead of just the Sunday.
Come along and see the Team, the bike and get a sticker. Donations to the fibre glass fund would be much appreciated!!