David Allingham riding for the IN competition Racing team had a good weekend at round six of the Motorpoint British Supersport Evo Championship at the fast Thruxton Circuit. Allingham secured two great results in the Evo class with a fourth and second place respectively.
Having never ridden at the abrasive track before the young Irishman had to learn how to ride it in the dry on Friday and then in the wet on Saturday. Despite this his times improved dramatically from first free practice to the second race showing clearly the improvements the youngster was able to make over the weekend once he gained an understanding of the track.
In the soaking conditions on Saturday, David was slightly apprehensive of the weather conditions and was slightly cautious only able to qualify in 19th place on the grid for the sprint race. He worked hard to improve his position in the dry race later that afternoon and gained a strong fourth. His time placed him a row in front for the main race on Sunday in 16th position, he got a great start and was lying second in the Evo class for the majority of the race before a mistake put him back to third, he worked hard and was able to regain second and a stunning 13th place overall in the main Supersport Championship race.
David Allingham - "It was certainly a reality check coming to a circuit like this that I'd never seen before. I had to spend Friday not just learning where the track went but also trying to find a good set up with the bike. I was feeling more confident at the end of the day on Friday and then saw the weather on Saturday morning and knew that qualifying would be tough. I was seeing what my limits were here in the wet and I know I probably could have gone faster but I have to keep reminding myself this season is a learning season.
It was back to dry for the race in the afternoon and I felt pretty happy in the race, my lap times were good and continuously improving. I was feeling a lot more confident going into the main race on Sunday and was eager to get my head down and go for a podium, I got a good start and was locked in a really good battle. I knew it would be hard to catch Alex (Olsen) as his bike is super quick and he was riding really well all weekend, he was nearly untouchable round here by any other Evo machines. I worked hard and my times were the best they had been all weekend I'm really pleased with second and it has given me a good confidence boost for Oulton next weekend. I would like to thank my IN competition Racing team, Adrian and Ruairi, plus all my personal sponsors and glad I could get a podium to say thank you."
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