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Bsb Round 8 Donington Park 4-6th October 2019

 

DRAMA FOR FPW RACING AT DONINGTON PARK

                 

FPW Racing regained control of the Championship at Donington Park Race Circuit, Brandon played the Team game taking a sensible 3rd  to Asher and Whatley in Race 1. On Saturday, then when the Team collected the bike from Parc Ferme after the race the Dellorto ECU was found to have become corrupt. A 6 hour round trip back to Team HQ to collect a compatible ECU, Engine management firm ware reloaded the bike was back up and running close to mid night.donington5

Race 2 was initially stopped after 7 laps as it started to rain as first Asher Durham then Dan Jones crashed out, leaving  Whatley in first, Brandon 2nd Swann in 3rd. They took to the Grid for a 6 lap Dash with Whatley and Paasch running first and second, Whatley made a mistake on the Final lap where Brandon took the lead and put in the fastest Lap to take the win the Hel Performance Moto star championship again by 24 points

Fp 1 at  the undulating Donington  Park was held in damp conditions, Brandon was under instruction to take it easy whilst learning the track and ended up 7th

 

Fp2 started with a bang as 7 riders went down on lap 1 as it was raining on one side of the circuit, Brandon came in, swapped to wets for 4 laps until the circuit dryed then managed to get 2 flying laps on slicks finishing in 2nd position

 

Saturdays Qualifying was on an early cold but dry track, Brandon taking P4 but only 0.21 off Pole

Race 1, Brandon did not get the best start from and ended up 5th in to turn one. As the laps progressed it was Whatley, Durham, Jones and Paasch, Lap 6 Brandon past Jones to take 3rd position, then lap 7, passed Whatley to take 2nd. Unfortunately Whatley made a move back on lap 11 and Brandon did not have enough to take him again, Brandon ended up 3rd 0.18 seconds behind Whatley with Durham taking the win

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Race 2 was a race of 2 halves. Brandon starting from P3.The First start was Whatley, Nixon,Durham, Jones and Paasch into the first turn As they crossed the line on to lap 2 Brandon had moved to 3rd.Asher crashed out on lap 2 at the Old hairpin. Jones crashed out at the Chicane on lap 6. As the rain started to fall the race was red flagged on lap 7

A brief delay for the rain to clear and race two started again as a 6 lap dash. Brandon starting from P2 has his fastest start of the season  (0 – 100km in 3.5 seconds) End of Lap 1 it Whatley, Paasch and Swann. Brandon followed Whatley for 5 laps making his move in to 1st position on the last lap at Mccleans corner, and holding the lead to the line with the fastest lap of 1.38.64 seconds

 

Photographs:

Dave Johnson

Written & distributed by:

Sarah Mason – FPW Racing

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch  272 points

2nd   Josh Whatley     248 points

3rd Asher Durham        227 points

11th Jamie Davis          84points

Bsb round 7 Assen TT September 20-22 2019

ACTIONED PACKED ASSEN TT

                 

FPW Racing had a positive weekend with Jamie Davis but unfortunately Brandons weekend did not go to plan in race 2 with a race long battle involving five riders went wrong for Brandon when the group encountered 3 different back markers in the later laps, with 5 bikes entering the final chicane on the last lap with the back marker Jodie Fieldhouse in the middle, the outcome could only be carnage, Brandon was forced on to the Green and because of tome penalty’s imposed was given 5th position after a 20minute deliberation by race control. Jamie has his best race of the season after a race long battle with Jerry Van de Bunt crossing the line in 8th 0.183 seconds behind him and only 11.6 seconds from the leader

Fp1 at the Assen TT circuit in the Netherlands was dry, Brandon 1st and Jamie 8thassen brandon grid

 

Fp2 was again in Dry conditions Brandon P1,Jamie P8

 

Saturdays Qualifying was cool, Brandon taking P2 0.19 from Dan Jones on pole with Jamie P9

 

Race 1, Dry conditions both riders got a good launch from the line, End of Lap 1 was Jones, Paasch, Whatley with Jamie in 10th, Brandon and Jones pulled a 3 second gap to Whatley by lap 4.

 

assenbrandonBrandon took the lead on lap 9 and it was looking positive for the win until Dan Jones put an incredible pass on Paasch on the second to last corner on the last lap leaving Brandon to take second by 0.081 seconds. Jamie had a good race with Scott Swann finishing in 9th position

 

 

Brandon starting from 2nd and Jamie from 9th,, Whatley took the Hole shot into turn 1 closely followed  by Jones, Durham ,Nixon Paasch. End of Lap 1 it was Whatley Jones, Paasch with Jamie 9th. This race no body was able to pull away as positions changed lap on lap between Whatley, Jones, Paasch Durham and Nixon. Brandon Moved in to second place on lap 8 and finally took the lead on lap 12, but it wasn’t to be, as the group caught a back marker Annabel Thomas,  Brandon accidentally touched Annabel which brought her down and caused Brandon to drop back down the pack, leaving the chicane for the last lap Brandon was in 5th position, pulled through to 3rd when the pack came across 2 more back markers firstly Shanni Pinfold where Whatley had to pass on the green on the outside of the track, Then Jodie Fieldhouse in the chicane, All riders luckily stayed on board but it split the pack and left the Race officials a difficult job of making a race result, With time penalties given to Paasch, Durham and Jones made Brandon his first none podium finish of the season in 5th Position. Jamie had his best ride of the year after a race long duel with Dutchman Van de Bunt came home in 8th but only 11.67 seconds from the lead after an enthralling 14laps of the Assen TT circuitassen jamie

 

Photographs:

Camipix Photography

 

Written & distributed by:

Sarah Mason – FPW Racing

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch  231 points

2nd  Josh Whatley      208 points

3rd Asher Durham         202 points

10th Jamie Davis          84points

Bsb Round 6 Oulton Park 6th-8th September 2019

PAASCH RETAKES THE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT OULTON PARK

                 

FPW Racing regained control of the Championship at Oulton Park Race Circuit, Brandon played the Team game taking a sensible 2nd  to level the points with Asher Durham. Race 2 Brandon took the win after a race long battle with young Josh Whatley. Jamie Davis, was unfortunately taken out on by another rider on the sighting lap of Race 1 so did not get to race, That put Jamie on the back row of the grid. Jamie made his way through the pack as quickly as possible finishing a credible 10th. Brandon leads the Hel Performance Moto star championship again by 25 points

Fp 1 at  the undulating Oulton Park was completely wet ,Brandon 5th andJamie 8th.OULTON24

 

Fp2 was in Dry conditions Brandon P1,Jamie P10

 

Saturdays Qualifying started wet, the track was drying but not enough to change to slick tyres, Brandon taking P4 and Jamie P11

 

Race 1, Dry conditions both riders got a good launch from the line, Brandon was into 4nd place Turn 1 and 3rd into cascades on the first lap, Brandon was playing the Team game and controlled his race to Asher Durham and Josh Whatley using his pit board to regain his lead in the championship unfortunately this allowed Dan Jones to slip away and take the win. Jamie got taken out on the sighting lap and was not allowed to start. This put him at the back of the grid for race 2

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The Weather in race two was dry again. Brandon starting from 2nd and Jamie from 22nd,,Dan Jones  took the Hole shot into turn 1 closely followed  by Whatley and Paasch. End of Lap 1 it was Jones, Whatley and Paasch with Jamie pulling through to 16th, Lap 4 Jones lost the front and crashed out at cascades, Brandon took the lead and had another race long duel with Whatley. On the last lap, last corner, Whatley made a lunge passing Brandon on the brakes into Lodge, but immediately ran wide and Brandon regained the lead to take first across the line, Jamie picked the riders off one by one moving from his starting position of 22nd to cross the line in 10th

 

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Photographs:

Dave Johnson

Written & distributed by:

Sarah Mason – FPW Racing

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch  200 points

2nd  Asher Durham    175 points

3rd Josh Whatley          167 points

10th Jamie Davis          69points

 

 

 

 

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