European Talent Cup Valencia 2017

European Talent Cup Valencia 2017

That’s my 2017 race season finished now after getting home from the 7th round for race 11 of the CEV Repsol European Talent Cup at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. It's been another hard but amazing weekend, as we struggled with my setup and never really got it sorted but I have loved racing on this circuit again and now can’t wait to go there again for testing with the British Talent Cup in March. Friday Practice We arrived on the Thursday and as with most of my race reports my dad had to get my bike repaired from my crash in the last race. We would normally have testing on the Thursday as well but as the MotoGP had been testing there we only had the Friday for testing. The Friday test is just two sessions so it’s important for the bike to be right, unfortunately I knew quickly in the first session that there was something wrong with my...
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European Talent Cup Motorland Aragon 2017

European Talent Cup Motorland Aragon 2017

I've had a great time at the 6th round for races 9 and 10 of the CEV Repsol European Talent Cup at Motorland Aragon. Its an amazing track is mega fast and is my now favourite after Valencia. It's been another hard weekend but I have definitely been enjoying riding the bike and my times/results have been a lot better. Practice Thursday/Friday We arrived later on the Wednesday and once again had to get my bike built back together after some repairs from my crash in the last race. I knew right away in the first session that I would like the track and was quickly doing some good times. By the third session I was overtaking other riders and concentrating on braking later and trying to get on the gas quicker which is where I've really been losing time. We put some newer old tyres in for the last session to see if it helped me get more grip. Unfortunately the...
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European Talent Cup Jerez 2017

European Talent Cup Jerez 2017

I had a bit of a frustrating time at the 5th round for races 7 and 8 of the CEV Repsol European Talent Cup at the Circuito De Jerez. It is another technical track and is very fast but I really enjoyed it from the first day. I was aiming to be nearer to the pack in front of me right from the start which I did but this made the end results quite disappointing. Practice Thursday/Friday We arrived again on Wednesday and had to get my bike built back together after some repairs from the last round and get everything ready for Thursday practice. I knew I had to get on the pace quicker so I spent a bit of time with Rory Skinner and Dan Jones learning the track. I had an ok first session but again found it difficult getting used to the bike again after riding my 125 in Scotland. In the second session, it felt much better...
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European Talent Cup Estroril 2017

European Talent Cup Estroril 2017

I had another great experience at the 4th round for races 5 and 6 of the CEV Repsol European Talent Cup at the Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva in Estoril. It is a very technical track and quite a bit different to the tracks we mainly race in Spain and is a bit more like the tracks in the UK. Again my main aim was to get as much time on the bike and practice as possible, but I was also hoping to get nearer to the pack in front of me so I can start to compete for points. Practice Thursday/Friday We had arrived on the Wednesday and had changed my engine so we had everything ready for Thursday practice. As this isn’t a track the other teams visit often I hoped that would help me get on the pace quicker. I had an ok first session but found it difficult getting used to the bike again after riding my 125...
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European Talent Cup Valencia

European Talent Cup Valencia

I had a great time at the 3rd round for race 4 of the CEV Repsol European Talent Cup at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, it’s a great track to have raced on and I can’t wait to go back there in November. After the disappointment at Catalunya with the bike not running I just wanted to get on the bike and get plenty of laps in which I was able to do and got faster and more confident every day. Practice Thursday/Friday This track is used by lots of teams to practice on but it was my first time here. I found it very difficult in the first couple of sessions as everyone was going very fast as they knew the track and I was trying to learn it, this meant I was trying to brake at the same point as them but wasn’t confident enough and it meant I would run on or wide. I ended up in the...
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