It was a varied weekend for youngster Josh Daley at the final round of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship at Brands Hatch. The 18-year-old gained 11th in the opening Evo Supersport results and a bike problem saw Josh retire on Sunday.
Once again the weather at Brands Hatch took a turn for the worse each morning and the track was wet for many of the Supersport sessions. Josh wanted to ensure that his final race weekend this season went without any trouble.
His times once again improved in every session and he ended up 10th fastest Evo rider and placed 25th on the main grid. He got a really good start and by lap three he was sixth Evo rider in the wet conditions. As the track slowly dried out Josh had a few passes made on him but still brought the bike home in a good 11th place.
His second race on Sunday was a little short lived; he got a good start but soon started to drop back through the pack. The bike was over heating and losing power and to avoid pushing and blowing the engine Josh took the sensible option of retiring to the pit lane.
Josh Daley - "It was not the way I wanted to end the season, retiring from the race but I didn't want to do any damage to the bike so I had no other option. Up to that point in the weekend I was really happy with the way things were going and managed to go quicker than what I did here when we came in July.
I have made huge improvements this year and despite a few small crashes I have learnt so much and want to continue with that next season. It has been a huge challenge for me but I've really enjoyed every part of it.
A big thank you must go to Nick Wilkinson at Fleetsmart, Steve Buckenham at Morello Services and Keith and Lorna Main for their help in making this round possible plus all my other sponsors throughout the season. A massive thanks must go to my Dad, Andy though for his continued support, finiancial help and being my mechanic all year. Roll on next year!"
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