Uplands Boys are back racing. We have a new line up for 2018. Chris is back from having time away, Leif is recovering from the Manx and with luck be back soon.. Pembrey was round 3 of this year due to Brands being cancelled. So the boys lined up in the hot weather.
New style of qualifying where the riders have 20 minutes to get a grid place. Lining up on the grid mid pack the two boys work their way through the pack. Some good racing ended with a nice places for the both Rich in 4th and Chris in 6th. Richard had the 600 open to do on Saturday with only 7 seconds covering 35 riders it was a tough call to get anywhere ( He is not that fast !) But on lap 3 coming out of the old hairpin a puncture ended any more shenanigans for Rich, ended up watching a good race from the sides. Sunday was a better day until a incident on warm up. ( hearts go out to Cam and his family)
Sunday was just as hot and tough going. The guys were doing well and unfortunately Chris had a tumble . He was fine a bit of scratches but nothing more.
With Rowan helping out Chris was back out causing trouble.
Another good races and 4th and 6 places for both guys.
After the races Chris was called into race office for what he thought was a telling off ( I would shout at him ) but he was awarded the rider of the day for getting back on his feet and getting back out and having another go. Good job Chris.
Richard was trying to get to 1:05's but had to settle for 1:062's. Maybe next year and with the weather and a greasy track not many lap times were broken.
The boys now head to Donington Park for round 4 in Aug 11-12.
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