Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ROUND 7

BSB Thruxton 4th August - 6th August round 7 of 12 British Supersport class.

It's always exciting to go to Thruxton due to us only visiting there once a year and no chances to complete any testing at the track means its go go go from first practice to get the bike setup perfectly for the qualifying and races!

The weather was ideal for the sessions throughout most of the weekend with just a bit of drizzle at the end of the qualifying session. Throughout Jamies two practice sessions he improved on his lap times but just felt he couldn't go any faster. But then in qualifying after a few more tweaks to the bike Jamie completed a very respectable lap time knocking off a further 2 seconds which placed Jamie 3rd Supersport on the gird - his highest ever qualifying. This meant Jamie got to visit the "BSB victory circle" after the session to be interviewed.

So here we go for race 1 on Saturday afternoon, Jamie took his place on the grid and had a great battle throughout even leading the race for a while - which is something he has never done throughout his race career due to usually being part of a race within a race! Jamie was battling for a podium position but unfortunately had a bit of a moment and went onto the grass (nobody could believe he managed to save it) and ended up finishing the race in 4th place! I think some of Jamie's hobby of motocross helped him to save that one!

Race 2 on Sunday Jamies lap time from Race 1 placed him 4th Supersport on the grid, he battled throughout once again in podium positions and finished in 5th overall. Jamie collected more valuable championship points throughout the weekend and the whole team left Thruxton feeling very positive.

Quotes from Jamie:

"I pushed so hard to get onto the podium and think I definitely showed my potential and that I deserve to be at the sharp end with the top teams."

"Being on track with the top riders of the Supersport class was great, giving me lots of TV and air time (Eurosport 2 / Quest) and trackside commentary. After the races there was a real buzz around the paddock with lots of people congratulating me, being a family team privateer they know how challenging it is for me to be up there at the front, giving me a real confidence boost ready for the next round!"

"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."

"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 8 at Cadwell Park - 18th August - 20th August. Come and see me and have a cup of tea!

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