Round 4 Donington SBK 2013
Weekend Review, Donington SBK Round.
Donington world super bike support was round four of the BEMSEE minitwin championship. Ariving to be told “You cant pitch a tent at this circuit!” we were escorted to what was a grassy corner of a piece of waste land! This wasteland was to be the minitwins paddock for the weekend.
The whole weekend was amazing with full access to the paddock. I was a little disapointed though when I found my pit pass wouldnt get me past security and into the pits when the superbikes were getting ready to go out.
Saturday’s race came around at about 5:30 in the evening and after watching others race all day it was great to finally get out on track. This was my first visit to donington and people say you either love it or hate it, for me it was my favourite track of the season. Once I got in a groove I started to get my laptimes down unfortunatley I spent a lot of laps battling with others and slowing myself so that when I finally broke free I quickly ran out of laps. My last lap was brilliant I passed at least 6 others but the race was red flagged so the laps were rolled back and i lost the six passes I made.
I finished Saturdays race in 28th as 4th rookie. My fastest time was 1:52.897
Sunday came and again, we watched the racing all day until 5:30 ish. We lined up on the grid and went racing, this time we had a red flag after a couple of laps and a race restart. Second race start saw us complete 3 laps and again we had another red flag but this time there was no restarting.
I finished Sundays race in 29th as 8th rookie with a fastest time of 1:52.626
By the end of this weekend I had completed a total of 12 races with 12 top ten rookie finishes.
Race 1 Fastest Time: 1:52.897
Race 2 Fastest Time: 1:52.626
Fastest Minitwin time this weekend: 1:43.865
Fastest Minitwin Rookie time this weekend: 1:48.416