Friday saw free practice sessions in the dry, with Dan looking confident and getting consistently faster, eventually finishing up 11th fastest. Useful settings were gained for the following days qualifying sessions, however the turn in the weather rendered them almost useless.
With the heavens opening, both of Saturdays qualifying sessions were wet. With this being Dan’s first time on this years bike in the wet, he was hesitant to get on the throttle. With a bit of time and getting into his rhythm, Dan managed to keep the pace and qualify in 12th position for Sundays race.
An early start at 10am meant that the race was to be wet. With multiple crashes throughout the race, Dan did very well to avoid trouble and bring his Kawasaki zx6 home in 13th position. Dan commented:
‘I’m a little disappointed with 13th position but the main objective was to get a race finish under my belt this weekend. We’ve had a fair bit of bad luck at the first two rounds resulting in two crashes, and I knew for my confidence I needed to get to the finish line in one piece. This weekend I have achieved that and managed a respectable finish in the point scoring positions.’
The team are now looking forward to Snetterton on the 13th June, were they will be looking to build on this weekend’s performance and push Dan even further up the field of this extremely competitive class.