Honey Racing – Race Report – 13-14th April 2013

Honey Racing Race Report

 

Brands Hatch Round 2 

After what seemed like a long winter Mike’s first round of the 2013 racing season for Bemsee has begun!

Mike is racing in the Morello services MRO Powerbikes as a Clubman so there is 2 classes in one race, Mike is up against the Clubman and only scores points in the Clubman Class.

 

Friday Testing

 

Mike missed the morning tests due to some issues with the bike but 4 spark plugs later he was ready to go out, after not being on the bike since the last round at brands in September Mike was soon up to pace and happy with how the bike was running.

 

Saturday

Qualifying

 

After a difficult qualifying session due to oil spillages on track Mike qualified

11th overall on the grid, 4th Clubman.

 

Race 1

 

After a difficult decision on tyre choices we went for scrubbed wet tyres due to wet track and it drizzling!

After starting 11th on the grid Mike soon got up to 7th and was up with the front runners, he finished the race 7th overall, 2nd Clubman so was very happy and raring to go for the second race after setting faster times during the race than some riders in front of him this meant he will be starting race 2 from 5th on grid!

20 points for the 2nd place very happy!

 

Race 2 

 

The weather had got considerably worse throughout the afternoon so we put a new set of wet tyres in the bike ready for the race, Mike was all geared up and raring to go for this race as he likes riding in the wet and has had some great results in the past to prove it!

But due to lack of communication from the race office missing the first 2 calls for the race they suddenly got told to head to the pits, but Mike and 6 others were too late and had to start the race from the pit lane so Mike had to work his way through the field from the back to try and gain some places back! He ended up finishing 10th overall, 4th in class so 13 more points but a very unhappy and angry Mike!

 

 

 

Sunday

 

Race 1 

 

Thankfully the weather was much better!

Mike was starting 10th on the grid.  His start wasn’t great (which isn’t like him!) but after a hard fought race and a few changing positions throughout Mike finished 6th overall 1st in class! So got the full 25 points!

 

Race 2

 

Mike was starting from 7th on the grid and after a much better start soon got into the rhythm and finished 9th overall and another 1st in class so another 25 points! Team Honey Racing is very happy! – Also in both the races on Sunday Mike set the fastest clubman lap.

 

So all in all it was a great weekend and was better results than we had hoped for considering the class of riders Mike is up against this season!

So next round is at Pembrey in Wales on the 4th 5th May! Where Mike takes the 83 points from this weekend and hopefully will gain more!!

 

Big thanks to all the sponsors for your help and support, and thanks to all who came along at the weekend for your support.

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