On Monday morning, the sprinkles of rain got heavier around 9am, so that was when we made the decision to switch across to wet tyres on both machines. Along with the tyre swap, we also made some corresponding suspension adjustments to the forks (as typically we leave the rear settings the same).
In the Formula 600 qualifying once again we spent a few laps scrubbing the tyres before getting faster. Again, we managed to qualify 2nd on the grid, but this time 0.61 of a second off pole position.
From our front-row grid position for the Formula 600 race, we dropped back to 5th position out of the chicane, but managed to pass two riders at the hairpin and then moved up to 2nd position by the end of the opening lap - 3.14 seconds behind race leader Rich Baker. After putting in some strong laps (including the fastest lap of the race), by the end of lap 4 we were just 0.51 of a second behind the race leader. We now experienced a new problem though - closely following Rich meant that we were riding through a lot of spray and struggled to see. With worsening track conditions meaning that we were now wheel-spinning across the puddles down the Pope straight - along with locking up our brakes twice on braking for Paddock corner - we decided that a 2nd position finish (meaning a 2nd place grid spot for the points race) would be fine.