Round 8 of the championship took the action to the fast Snetterton circuit in Norfolk for the weekend of 9th-11th September. It was undecided if the event would go ahead due to the sad passing of our Queen Elizabeth II, but after much deliberation it was to be a subdued event showing a mark of respect to her Majesty.
Friday practice was eventful for me. “FP1 was very wet and I managed to complete two corners before I visited the gravel at Montreal hairpin. FP2 it was still damp, but was an improvement seeing me finish P6, and 6th overall.
Qualifying was in mixed conditions but I managed to find some pace and felt good on the bike, seeing me claim 5th position on the grid.
Race 1 got underway later in the afternoon, “This was my first dry track time all weekend. I was with the leading group of 5 pulling away from the rest of the field, when one of the riders was served with a ride through penalty, this broke the group up and I lost touch with 3rd place, however I came home in my best finish p4”.
Race 2 saw me starting from p8. “I had a good start and again I got myself onto the back of the front guys. I got dragged down into a battle I should’ve been ahead of and eventually after a tough race of nonstop battling I finished p8 to round out my best, yet most frustrating and tricky weekend”.
Another round of solid rides and another solid weekend placing me 7th out of 36 riders in the championship and only 5 points off of 5th place going into the final round at Donington Park.
Thank you again to my sponsors and my team for supporting me and providing me with a great bike, helping me to improve.