Fourth in BSB Evo series
Quay Garage Tyco Honda rider Patric Muff finished fourth in the BSB Evo championship in his rookie season of racing in the British series.
Muff had the best weekend of his year, finishing third in Sunday’s first race and fourth in the other two races of the triple-header meeting at Brands Hatch that concluded the series.
The highlight of Sunday’s first race, which was held in very testing damp conditions with a very narrow dry racing line, was also finishing 11th overall among the fully-tuned BSB bikes – his best finish all year.
Muff said: “I’m really happy with this weekend. We had already raced on the Brands GP circuit so we had a good base setting with the bike to start the weekend and I felt confident we could do some good races.”
Peter Hickman finished a highly creditable ninth in the championship but had a difficult final meeting with two crank sensor failures on Saturday, one in qualifying and again the race.
He was also one of many riders caught out by the greasy wet conditions in Sunday’s first but after crashing at Paddock, he remounted to score two points.
In the final race he finished ninth but then crashed on the cool down lap.
Dan Linfoot continued his good progress with the team, finishing ninth overall in Sunday’s first race but was plagued with some drive-by-wire set-up issues on Saturday and suffered arm-pump in each of the races. He said: “I felt like we made some good headway with the bike this weekend and I had a good ride early in in both of Sunday’s races but each time I had arm pump and had to pull out of the final race because it was becoming dangerous when my right arm went completely numb and I couldn’t feel the front brake lever.”
Team owner Ian Woollacott said: “I’m delighted with Patric’s performance this weekend. He rode well all weekend and made a blinding start in the last race and had a good ride – but the tyre spun on the rim towards the end of the race and he had all sorts of problems with tyre vibration and a lack of grip.
“Peter also rode well but the crash after the race had finished was unfortunate and wrote the bike off.
“Dan also had some good races but pulled out of the final one when his arm-pump problem made it dangerous to continue. He’s now looking how to cure the problem and may have surgery before the start of next year.
“Overall it’s been a great season for the Quay Garage Tyco Honda team. We upped our game massively this year from a small one-man team to have a major presence in the championship. “Peter has consistently run at the front end of the field to show what he and the team are capable of and it’s something to build on for next year.