Season update

My first street race of the season was at the Cookstown 100 National road race last weekend. It’s always a shock to the system to be back racing on the narrow street circuits of the National races. But that is why I was there to get back in the feel of riding between the hedges! As qualifying is just 5 laps per class there was no time to stop for set up changes so it was a case of doing my best on a guessed setting. This worked ok and I secured 2nd on the grid with the 600 and 4th on the Superbike.

Race one I was out on the Superbike and had a close battle with Ryan Farquar for the lead, in the end I settled for a close second place.

Race two I was out on my super sweet CBR600 and after an unusually poor start I worked my way up to second and again found myself dicing for the lead with Ryan. I crossed the line in second place and had to be happy with that. The 600 race was shortened by 4 laps due to the event running behind schedule and I believe that with some extra laps the result may have been different!

Race three and the open grand final as I took to the grid on my CBR1000 Superbike. Holding third for most of the race as I watched Michael Dunlop and Ryan Farquar taking some huge risks as they battled for the lead. At the time I thought I was best to sit back and try and avoid the debris if they ended up coming together. With the Northwest 200 approaching this month I decided to leave the big risks to the other lads and back off for a safe finish. I backed off a little to much and got nabbed for third. A fourth place was ok as we left the Cooks town with all bikes in one piece and a lot more information for our development of the new machines.

For now its some testing and then bring on the Northwest 200 and the first International road race of 2011!

Cheers

Cam

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