BSB Round 4 Thruxton August 2-4th 2019

FPW Racing were at Thruxton in Hampshire for the 4th round of the  2019 Hel Performance British Motostar championship,  Jamie Davis unfortunately could not attend due to the rescheduled BTC round at  Bruno, leaving the Team with Just with Brandon Paasch, who did not disappoint taking a very close 2nd place in both races, Extending his Championship lead to 31 pointsThruxton 1

The weather at Thruxton was warm , With Friday behing the hottest  day. Fpw racing used the track time to try some geometry changes on the bike and do race distance tyre trials, Brandon  ended Fridays Free practices with Brandon 2nd FP1 and 4th in FP2

 

Saturday morning’s Qualifying was cooler buts sunny conditions Brandon took pole position on the last lap by 0.089 over ex-team mate Asher Durham

 

Race 1 Brandon made a swift start of the line from his pole position taking 1st  position into turn three Cambell. The next 12 laps were to say the least intense with Rodriguez, Durham and Paasch swapping places several times per lap, In the end it Finished Durham, 0.25 to Paasch then 0.2 to Whatley.

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Race 2 was unfortunately red flagged after 2 laps due to a crash. After a short delay it was restarted over a shorter distance of 9 laps. Just like Race 1 the lead swapped several times a lap, between. Paasch, Durham, Rodriguez and Whatley, An unfortunate coming together between Whatley and Swann took them out of the action and an excursion to the grass by Rodriguez gave Durham a little gap that Brandon just could not close in the last third of the lap. The race ended Durham, 0.158 to Paasch, with Jones taking the last Rostrum position

 

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Written & distributed by:

Sarah Mason – FPW Racing

Photos Symon Syzmanski

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch   155 points

2nd Asher Durham       124 points

3rd Scott Swann            101 points

4th Victor Rodriguez     90 points

9th Jamie Davis            52 points

 

 

 

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