Bsb Round 3 Knockhill 28th 30th June 2019

2019 HEL Performance

British Motostar Championship Race Team

Round 3 – 28-30TH JUNE KNOCKHILL

STORMY WEEKEND FOR FPW RACING AT KNOCKHILL

                 

FPW Racing have been in action at Knockhill in Scotland for round 3 of the 2019 Hel Performance British Motostar championship, Brandon Paasch taking a 2nd place in race 1 and unfortunate slip off in race 2 after running on to the grass, with improving Jamie Davis finishing 7th in race 1 and 6th position in race 2 his best position of the year so far

The weather at changeable to say the least, 27 degrees sunny Friday, rain and storms Saturday, dry cold and spuradic showers. Fpw racing ended Fridays Free practices with Brandon 1st and Jamie 11th

 

Saturday mornings Qualifying was cool  but dry conditions Brandon took pole position on with Jamie taking his best qualifying position of 7th.

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Race 1 Brandon unfortunately made an unusual start smoking the rear wheel off the line like an American drag school rookie, taking 2nd position into turn one just behind Victor Rodriguez, the next few laps were, Rodriguez, Paasch, Jones  Swann and Nixon battling hard and swapping positions, Championship contenders  Nixon crashed out at the hair pin on lap 8 and Jones at the Chicane on lap 12, Brandon Battled on in 2nd position but coming across back markers in the later laps made it impossible for Brandon to make the move in to first position. Jamie got off the line well from his 7th place on the grid, but unfortunately by turn 3 he has fallen behind Ed Best, Jamie had a race long tussle with the much more experienced Moto 3 campaigners of Asher Durham and Ed Best eventually crossing the line in 7th position a couple of 10ths behind them.

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The Weather in race two was again a nightmare, with the previous races being held in dry conditions the Team had no other choice but to run full slicks.

 

Brandon  5th into turn one and 4th by turn three.   And 3rd by lap 3. By this time the rain had started to fall and despite Brandon putting his hand up several times to try and get the race stopped te race continued. On lap 4 Brandon lost the front end, possibly the wind so he was forced on to the grass where he kept the bike up right until he had to lay it down as he was going to cut back on the track and take out other competitors. The rain continued to fall with Nixon going down on lap 13 and Jones on Lap 15 before the race was stopped at 2/3 distance with the result going Rodriguez, Swann, Whatley

 

Jamie had a good start from 8th and maintained his position into turn 2. He then had another  race long duel with Durham and Leigh leaving Jamie in his best finish this year so far of 6th position

 

Written & distributed by:

Sarah Mason – FPW Racingknockhill5

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch   115 points

2nd Scott Swann          88 points

3rd Victor Rodriguez   77 points

7th Jamie Davis           52 points

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