Monday, 27 June 2011

Snetterton Rounds 1 & 2 - ACU Clubmans Championship

After all the frantic preparations over the winter it all came good in the end!

Arriving Thursday night for the test day on Friday, Phil spent most of the day figuring out the new 300 circuit and changing gearing. After his initial testing he said "it's quite a technical track but enjoyable".

On Saturday Phil used practice to scrub in a new set of tyres and brake pads.

Lining up on the grid for Race One, Phil started 14th (from his entry) and began to improve on his lap times but wasn’t able to make any progress into the pack and finished 14th.

In Race Two, Phil's start was worse than the first race and although he tried to improve on his racing lines and make progress he struggled. Again he finished 14th but improved his lap times.

On Sunday Phil checked the bike over and changed the gearing again. He went out in Race One and whilst the gearing felt better in certain areas it was running out of revs in others. Again Phil improved on his lap times and was able to hang on the back of the group, but again crossed the line 14th.

For the last race - Race Two - Phil changed the gearing back to the previous setting but simply ended up moving the problem from one part of the circuit to another. Trying his best he was frustrated at not being able to hold onto the group in front and, yes you guessed it, finished 14th again!!

From a results point of view the weekend didn’t have much to show. Phil was happy to have improved his lap times over the weekend and kept the bike upright and on the track.

Thanks to all those who made the effort and came to support us. See you at Cadwell next month.

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