Dan’s Blog – Winning at Anglesey, learning at Cadwell
Since my last update after Thruxton, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks. So here’s what I’ve been up to:
Firstly it was over to one of my favourite tracks in the world, Anglesey Circuit. Where I competed at NG on the Bryn Taff Racing 125. I took pole position and won all three of my races. I enjoyed the weekend and felt I rode well. This is always nice to take in to my next race meeting.
The next meeting was no other then the British Moto3 at Cadwell Park. A track that is completely different in comparison to the tracks I have races for the past few years.
Free practice was wet, which I was actually pleased about. It meant I was able to learn the track in a more calm manor. I had a good feeling for the track and conditions, and felt I was ready for qualifying.
Our qualifying had been extended to forty five minutes, due to the cancellation of free practice two. I used the first thirty minutes of the session to gain some understanding in both my bike and the track. With this I was then able to set a lap time that would see me on pole position for race one.
Race one went well, fighting throughout and learning from the other riders. With a scrappy last lap, I crossed the finish line in third. Taking my second podium in a row, which I was happy with. Although I had the fastest lap time, I felt more needed to be extracted from race two.
With that in mind, race two was positive yet negative at the same time. I was fighting for the win throughout, even leading at stages in the race. But unfortunately I crashed out with a lap to go. I gave it my all and it just never materialised, this is racing sometimes!
I’d like to thank Team City Lifting/RS Racing for the hard work and the continued belief. As well as my personal sponsors who continue to support me.
After the Cadwell Park meeting, it was time to give my younger brother some support. Osian was racing at the British MotoGP, where he competed in the British Talent Cup. It was a great weekend of racing and improvements, it helped that the weather was fantastic for once!
Next up is Oulton Park British Superbikes, where I’ll be looking to make up for my mistake in race two.
See you all soon,