It was a very challenging weekend for youngster Josh Daley at round 11 of the Motorpoint Evo Supersport Championship at Silverstone. Josh was unlucky this weekend and was unfortunate to be taken out in both races at the fast GP circuit.
Josh was making good progress throughout the weekend and had improved his times from 2014 considerable before the qualifying session on Saturday. He once again went out in qualifying and took more time off and started the opening Evo race from 24th place on the grid. He got a good start and was 11th Evo rider after lap one, he began to make progress but was hit hard on lap five by another rider at one of the fastest parts of the circuit.
The bike came off worst and Josh, his Dad and mechanic worked hard that night to put the bike back together ready for race two on Sunday. He moved up to 22nd position on the grid and was eager to get a result, it seemed to be a case of wrong place wrong time for Josh this weekend and was taken out on the opening lap of the race by another rider. This put an abrupt end to a very challenging weekend.
Josh Daley - "I have mixed feelings about this weekend as I was managing to improve on my times from last year by over a second which is really pleasing.
Then not finishing both races is really disheartening as I feel like we could have done quite well. Thankfully I wasn't injured and I can't thank my Dad and team enough for all the effort they put in Saturday night to fix my very sorry looking bike!
Now we will go home and make sure we get everything ready for Brands Hatch and finish the season on a better note. Thank you again to all my personal sponsors and sorry I wasn't able to get a result for them at Silverstone."