Cirencester's Day unable to make the top ten
1:27pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 in Sport
CIRENCESTER'S Josh Day was hampered by an asthma attack at Oulton Park in the eighth round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, writes Alannah Fellows.
Despite being less than a second off pole position, Day could qualify no better than 13th on the grid, and the 25-year-old struggled during the race, crossed the line in 14th.
Day said: "Despite the result it was a good weekend.
"I was only 0.8sec off the front row in qualifying and I was feeling confident for the race and eager to get going.
"I forgot to take my asthma inhaler before the start of the race and halfway through I was struggling to get the air and oxygen I needed and tired quickly. "I wanted to keep pushing but I lacked energy. I was glad to finish and get in the points.
"It was a positive weekend though because my race pace was good, the team are working well and there is a really good team atmosphere. "The result didn't reflect how things had gone this weekend."
The ninth round of the championship is at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on August 26.