Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ROUND 6

BSB Brands Hatch GP 21st July - 23rd July round 6 of 12 British Supersport class.

I was really looking forward to hot and dry weather when we first checked the forecast for the weekend but as we got closer the outlook became grimmer...

Throughout my two practice sessions I continually improved my lap times and tried some new things to get the bike setup. Despite the weather I was determined and proved this by getting stuck into my qualifying session with my best ever grid start of 4th Supersport for race 1. About an hour before my race was due to start the heavens opened and we had to deal with floods in the setup!!! However it did stop raining but left us with wet conditions, this would usually be my worst nightmare but I just felt extremely comfortable on the bike and was very happy to finish in 7th place, collecting more championship points.

Race 2 on Sunday the sky was once again looking very threatening and low and behold as I sat on the grid spots of rain started falling, even though everyone had a dry setup. He start was delayed and the rain passed over us so a dry race ahead! I didn't get a very good start but I battled throughout challenging between 6th and 9th position and finished in 8th place but a hairs breadth to 7th place! More valuable championship points gained and happy with my performance especially in the wet.

Quotes from Jamie:

"I'm still asking for my bike to go faster but fortunately those around me understand I'm much better finishing races than my engine blowing up, because our little family team do not have the funding for the maintenance that would be needed."

"I would like to give a massive thanks to all those that make my racing possible and a special thanks to my sponsors Slidecodor and Andrew Pipework Services. Also thanks to Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments, who continues to try to make my bike go faster on a minimal budget."

"I would really love any local businesses out there to come onboard as I have exciting advertising opportunities. I have put together some Jamie Perrin supporters merchandise, please find details on my facebook or website - www.jamieperrinracing.com / www.facebook.com/jamieperrin75."

Looking forward to meeting anybody that is coming to Round 7 at Thruxton - 4th August - 6th August. Come and see me and have a cup of tea!

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