I was looking forward to the final round for the Hottrax Endurance Championship at Snetterton. It was my first endurance race since 2009 and the first time I was riding a 1000cc bike to battle overall victory although we did come close in my last endurance race at Silverstone only to be let down by a mechanical failure.
The final round of the Metzler National Superstock 1000 Championship was upon us and it was the last chance to get on the podium!
Free Practice was a chance to assess how the ride height change used at the last round at Silverstone would work at Brands. The bike was difficult to ride on the firmer settings used for Silverstone so it was softened off for Q1.
I always look forward to the Silverstone round of the championship, as it is one of the best circuits in the world. It’s also my local round so there’s usually plenty of support.
I changed some settings to improve the ZX-10R’s turning ability and riding position. My circuit knowledge is good especially having finished 5th in race 2 of the inaugural Silverstone 200 race meeting earlier in the year that supported the British Grand Prix.