Sunday, 4 March 2012

NEW ZEALAND SUPERBIKE NATIONALS 2012 ROUND THREE TERETONGA JANUARY 21TH AND 22ND


The weekend started with drama we blew the transmission in the van before we made it to Dunedin. With some running repairs we crawled into Invercargill at 4:30am in the morning.

With only six corners Teretonga is a track that sees the whole field close on times as there is not the technical difficulty to separate the field.  So it is always hard work to be faster than the competition there.

Qualifying: I took pole position on the 600 with my fastest ever lap round there going slightly under lap record. The Super went well as well, qualifying in second position in slightly wet conditions. I crashed the 600 in the wet scrub section on the Sunday morning. I didn't think that was very clever.


Race one on the 600 the track had dried, I made a terrible job of the first corner coming out in 9th place. I worked my way through the field though and won. Race one on the Super was red flagged so it became a race of two halves. I finished third then fifth.

Race two on the 600 was wet I made a poor start but gave it a crack trying to come through the field, got a bit keen on the front brake and tucked the front resulting in a big crash, I got back up and finished  to salvage a few points out of a disastrous race. Race two on the super I just wasn't on the pace in the wet and finished 9th.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

NEW ZEALAND SUPERBIKE NATIONALS 2012 ROUND TWO LEVELS JANUARY 14TH AND 15TH

Levels Raceway Timaru


Saturday qualifying was alot easier this weekend after having recovered from the previous weekends injuries. I qualified first on the GSXR600 and 3rd on the BMWS100RR.

Sunday I won the first 600 race then finished 3rd in the first Superbike race. Race 2 on the 600 i finished 3rd and then got a 5th place on the Superbike.

I now lead the New Zealand 600cc Supersport Championship and I'm currently in 2nd place in the New Zealand Superbike Championship.

This weekend will see us head to Teretonga raceway in Invercargill for Round 3 of the NZ Championship.

NEW ZEALAND SUPERBIKE NATIONALS 2012 ROUND ONE RUAPUNA JANUARY 7TH AND 8TH

Making a move on the final lap passing Charlett on the outside in the 600cc Supersport class.

Round 1 was a tough start to the series. I had a big crash on the Friday running over an inside curb. I hit my head and lost a bit of skin off my face, neck and arm. On the Saturday I qualified 3rd on the Suzuki GSXR 600 and 8th on the BMWS1000RR. It was a disappointing day.

By Sunday I was on the mend. I won the first 600 race and finished 3rd in the first Superbike race. In the second 600 race I was pipped on the line for first by 0.05 of a second. The Superbike race I finished 6th in. This left me first equal in points on the 600 and 3rd overall on the Superbike.

Ruapuna Raceway on the BMWS1000RR