CIRENCESTER'S Josh Day crashed in the opening practice session for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship race at Cadwell Park and that set the tone for his weekend, writes Alannah Fellows.
Day's team were forced to rebuild his Be Wiser Kawasaki bike, losing a lot of practise time in the process and the unharmed Day was only able to qualify in 24th position ahead of the race.
As rain greeted the riders on the Bank Holiday Monday raceday conditions were always going to be tricky.
Day got away to a strong start and moved up to 18th on the opening lap. Refusing to let the weather faze him, he put his head down and was soon up into points-scoring positions.
But the red flag was waved on lap 10 of 15 and the race was brought to a premature end with Day in 14th place.
"It has been a tough weekend," said Josh. "There was a lot of damage to the bike in my crash on Saturday.
"The team worked really hard to get things sorted and fixed and come the race it was feeling back to normal.
"I was a little sore but managed to get a good start and push forward. I got some points and hope to continue to improve at the remaining rounds of the series."
Day is back in action next weekend when his Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship shares the stage with the British MotoGP at Silverstone.
SERIES leader Jordan Weaving's latest race in the Motul British Motostar Championship was cancelled at Cadwell Park due to the adverse weather conditions. He tracks again in round nine of the championship at Donington on September 7.