In the week leading up to the meeting, we finalised the build of the latest addition to the Two Daves Racing fleet - a new balance bike for Lucy, which we brought along to the circuit for her to start practicing on! :-)
When we took our Kawasaki ER650 Supertwin for noise testing, we noticed that there was oil mist and smoke coming from somewhere near the top of the engine. There was no choice but to find and fix the issue, so the morning was spent identifying the issue, which turned out to be a seal failure where the pair valve had been removed.
An hour later, we were out again for the Mini Sound of Thunder qualifying session. Again this was a busy session, as there were 7 different classes out on track this time! We put in a good time and qualified 2nd position in class (4th on the combined Sound of Thunder grid).
By the time our first race (Formula Darley) was called, the sun was shining and the temperature had risen - it could almost have been a summer's day! A good start put us into the first chicane in 2nd position. After momentarily moving back to 3rd position, we quickly regained 2nd position and then held the position to the flag after an event-free race - finishing 9.37 seconds behind race winner Brad Vicars and 39.13 seconds ahead of Formula Darley championship-runner-up Kevin Bond.
* 2016 Darley Moor "Formula Darley" Club Champion
* 2016 Darley Moor "Mini Sound of Thunder" Club Champion
* 2 x BEMSEE Thunderbike podium finisher
* 0.75 of a second knocked off our Darley Moor personal best lap
* BEMSEE Cadwell Park "Solo Best Turned Out" award
Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters (if you're reading this - then that's you!), Dave Carson Snr, Steph Carson, Lorna Carson, Tim Poole of the Poole Performance Centre & I would particularly like to thank Michael Mulvaney from Proficient Security and Pomerol Partners for their continued support.