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Delkevic supported motorcycle race team, CV Racing are off to a strong start this season in the opening round of the Thundersport GB series.
The CV racing pre-injection Yamaha R6 is piloted by Carl Vickers who has great form from last year and shows the potential to be very competitive this season. The first round of the season was held at the weekend on the Brands Hatch indy circuit, which is not a particular favourite of Carl's but the results would suggest other wise!
Despite several yellow flags and traffic making it a challenging session to get a clear lap but despite this, Carl acheived a PB getting a 51.98 second lap putting him in P6 on the grid.
Saturday - Race 1
Starting strong, Carl managed to sit in 5th for most of the race but made a mistake and Liam Vella having shadowed him for a while, made the most of it. Thinking he had 6th in the bag and chasing Liam back down, new to the class Daniel Jones made a good clean pass at the hairpin, pipping Carl to the line by 400ths of a second for 6th. 7th for Carl - but steady points!
Top 3 were away in the distance from the first few laps and Daniel Taylor put in a good performance in 4th. Delkevic sponsored CV Racing had a great battle with both Liam Vella and Kane Langston getting the better of both to pinch a good 5th place and achieving a new PB down to 51:156.
Sunday - Race 3
A much colder day than the previous day, with quite a few racers getting caught out with a cold tyre when going through Graham Hill Bend (the first of only 2 left handers on the Brands Indy circuit). So steady away was the order of the day. A good steady race with consistent 52sec laps saw CV Racing come over the line in 4th place.
The last race of the day, Carl had a clean start, meaning he was in 5th place after the 1st lap hot on the heels of Dan Jones for the final podium, after chipping away Carl managed to slip past into 3rd position during the 4th lap, consistent high 51 second laps meant he pulled a lead on chasing Liam Vella. By the 10th lap Liam was hot on the tail of the CV Racing R6 and after pushing hard he managed to nose past going wide at the hairpin and managed to beat Carl to the line by a slim 0.232 seconds for the final podium of the weekend.
All in all, a very positive and steady start to the season with a 7th and 3 top 5 finishes meant some very valuable points from what is not necessarily one of Carl's favourite tracks of the season. After some serious tyre wear issues, we will be having another look at the R6 suspension setup to improve things there. One of the bikes will be back on the Delkevic dyno to ensure it is running at its best and will be even better prepared for Snetterton later this month. The Delkevic team wish CV Racing the best of luck for Snetteron and a further race report will be added to the our website blog after the event.