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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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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

 

 

 

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

 

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CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch   115 points

2nd Scott Swann          88 points

3rd Victor Rodriguez   77 points

7th Jamie Davis           52 points

Bsb Round 2 Brands Hatch

2019 HEL Performance

British Motostar Championship Race Team

Round 2 – Brands Hatch Race Circuit

BRANDON RULES AT BRANDS HATCH GP CIRCUIT!!

 

Brandon Brands

FPW Racing had another dominating performance at Brands Hatch Race Circuit. Paasch extending his lead in the Championship and Davis constantly improving his times and positions riding his first time at the Brands Hatch Circuit

The weather at Brands Hatch was cold but dry through practice and qualifying. Sunday was wet in warm up and then changeable all day but the Sunday race was held in dry conditions with a hint of rain in the air. FPW Racing ended FP2 Brandon 3rd and Jamie 10th  position.

 

Saturdays Qualifying was again cold but dry conditions Brandon took pole position on his final Lap with Jamie taking a solid 10th place.

 

Race 1 Brandon unfortunately made a mistake off the start leaving him in 8th position into turn one. End of lap 1 Brandon was in seventh place, Lap 2 fourth place, then moved into second position on lap 4, unfortunately Dan Jones with a clear track had managed to pull a 5 second gap, Brandon ( as agreed with the Team prior to the start of the race ) settled for second place to consolidate his lead in the championship, controlled the position by good use of his pit signals.

Jamie did not get the start he really wanted but put in some consistently improving lap times as he continued to learn the circuit securing a solid 10th position

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The Weather in race two was changeable, with a small rain shower while the bikes were waiting on the grid, luckily the rain just held off for the race with the bikes going out on full slicks.

 

Brandon got a much better start, 5th into turn one and 4th by turn three. Lap 6 Brandon took the lead and started to pull a slight gap when unfortunately Jones and Swann went down on lap 7 forcing the safety car to come out for 2 laps as the bikes and riders were moved to a safe position. From there Brandon again controlled the race using his pit signals finishing 2 seconds in front of Nixon and Rodriguez

 

 

Jamie had a good start from 11th on the grid into 8th by turn two. He then had a race long duel with Former FPW racing data engineer Jerry Van de Bunt who beat Jamie to the line 0.05 of a second leaving Jamie in his best finish this year so far of 7th position

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Sarah Mason – FPW Racing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

1st Brandon Paasch 95 points

2nd Scott Swann 52 points

3rd Asher Durham 52 points

7th Jamie Davis 33 points

 

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