Monday, July 9, 2018

ROUND 5 Knockhill

BSB Knockhill July 6th – 8th round 5 of 12.

The most recent round of the British Superbike series took the team to Scotland, for round 5 at Knockhill racing circuit. Jamie has had varying luck at Knockhill over the years and we were unsure whether he would be able to race this year due to his current foot injury of 6 broken bones.

The team made the long journey to Scotland and the weather forecast was looking great for the weekend ahead. Jamie completed both free practice sessions where he ended up 9th and 10th, Jamie knew at this point that his foot had definitely still not healed as he was struggling with pain throughout the twisty turns of the circuit but he was so pleased to be back on his bike and on the way to riding competitively once again.

Qualifying on Saturday morning brought more great weather, Jamies lap time placed him P10 on the grid for the sprint race, the lap times were extremely close and he was less than a second off pole position with his lap time. Throughout qualifying and free practice Jamie was able to come into the pit lane to rest his foot when he needed to but Jamie and the team knew once the 2 races came this was not going to be possible. In Saturdays 18 lap sprint race Jamie came over the line as the 10th Supersport bike therefore scoring some championship points. Jamie was in a lot of pain when he entered parc ferme and the team knew a longer 26 lap race on the Sunday was going to prove very difficult.

Jamie lined up on the grid for the 26 lap feature race on the Sunday but following the previous days riding Jamies foot was very agitated and painful now. Jamie completed 18 of the laps but had to retire from the race, this was a very difficult decision for Jamie and the team but it was felt to be the most sensible option with regards to his recovery, which essentially is the most important thing that can be aimed for currently.

Jamie and the team know he can be competing for podium positions as he has done previously this year and we have full confidence that Jamie will be back fighting fit soon.

Quote from Jamie:
“I am so disappointed with how long my recovery is taking, it is definitely my longest recovery period I have ever had throughout my racing career but I am so ready for some more highs this season and being back on the podium”

I would like to thank my sponsors and supporters that are making the 2018 season happen, Slidecodor, Andrew Piperwork Services, Hemisphere Freight Services, BSS, J&S Accessories, Silkolene Lubricants, Dijon Flooring, The Stirrup Cup pub in Barton Seagrave, and of course Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments.

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Don’t forget you can always watch my races live on Eurosport 2!

Round 6 is at Brands Hatch GP on 20th – 22nd July, come and say hello if you are going to be there!!

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