Rd 4 Snetteron

 

Race One - Sprint Race - James worked his way through the grid running 2nd for majority of the race and with Bjorn running P11 when Ben Currie overtook James to put him in P3. This was the case until the last lap when James’s engine blew causing him to fall along with several other bikes including Bjorn.    The team worked well into the night repairing both bikes.  The following morning with all bikes repaired Bjorn and James headed out for the 10 minute warm up session to check the running of the bikes.  All seemed good with Bjorn P8 and James P5.

 

Race 2 - Feature Race - With good lap times posted in the Sprint Race,  James Rispoli was to start the feature race at P3 with Bjorn Estment at P9.  A solid performance was put in by both riders with James finishing P3 and Bjorn P11.  Championship points for both riders after a very difficult weekend.

 

James Rispoli  “The weekend was filled with some lows and some highs.  I had good start to the weekend running in the Top 4 at every session.  I qualified 6th which wasn’t the best.   In the race we made a step forward with Andy amending the settings on the bike we were able to keep to within 2.5 seconds of Currie who was in the lead.  Unfortunately, we had a mechanical failure and crashed out on the final lap.  Race 2 had a lot of issues following the engine change, the bike didn’t feel right and I had to ride out of my skin to close the gap to Jones.  I got to second when Twyman came by me on the last corner, I tried to get by him but I couldn’t do much in the braking zones as too much chatter. I consolidated another podium which was good for the team.”