Cirencester race ace shows promise at Donington
1:18pm Tuesday 15th May 2012 in Sport
CIRENCESTER’S Josh Day had a morale boosting weekend in the third and fourth rounds of the 2012 Metzeler Superstock 1000 series at Donington Park, writes Alannah Fellows.
Day had a poor qualifying session, which left him in 20th position on the grid, but he made his way into 15th place in Sunday’s first race before being forced to pull out with mechanical problems two laps from the finish.
However, he came out fighting in the afternoon race and finished in a positive 13th position, picking up three championship points.
Day said: “Overall, it's been a solid weekend and although I would have liked to have finished inside the top ten and scored more points, we've made huge progress with the bike this weekend.
“I'm getting more and more confident with the bike and if it hadn't been for the chain jumping the sprocket in the first race I'd have scored some points there, too.
“I had to work hard in both races, but I felt a lot better out there and it was good to be able to compete properly. Hopefully, we've turned the corner now and have a good platform to build on so the aim is to keep on improving and finish inside the top ten, and then top six, as soon as possible."
Josh now lies 19th in the championship with his CN Racing team. The next round is at Snetterton.