Well, it's been ages since a blog update. Too long in fact! So, it's time to start getting things up to date a little. And so to Oulton Park for round two of the championship. The weather was good, and it's a track that Leon always goes well at.
Qually 1 saw Leon finish 14th fastest with a lap time of 1:44:593. In qually 2 Leon went even quicker (half a second to be exact) with a lap time of 1:44:005. Fantastic lap times that put Leon well up the grid and well away from any shoot-out race.
In the race Leon made a good start and was going well. The pace car was deployed midway through the race, this bunched the riders up and was a great opportunity for Leon as he was getting faster and faster. However, just after the pace car came back in to the pits, Leon's front wheel weights came loose and started bouncing round the inside of the wheel. This resulted in the bike becoming badly out of balance and virtually unrideable. A very unfortunate piece of bad luck indeed. But Leon being Leon, stayed out on track where others would have simply pulled in. He wrestled his way round to the end of the race to finish 17th - just out of the points. And although no points were scored, this was a very mature ride from Leon in extremely difficult circumstances. It just showed his ability to ride around issues to get the best possible result. Well done Leon, heroic stuff!
(A clean getaway for all riders.)
(Leon in the thick of things.)
Here are the result sheets: