Team Hancock Racing
The ball is still rolling and the points are coming in. One week ago we had the SGP
round in Terenzano, Italy where the temperatures on the run up to the event were over
33 celcius and plenty of sun. Always good although it makes the racing that much more
tough trying to fight the heat, sweat and loss of fluids. The practice turned out good on
the excessively slick surface of Terenzano. It was one of those tracks that puts every
rider and tuner to the test. Not the easiest place to master with bike settings and riding
lines but always one that puts keeps you on your toes. I like that!
I started the night good and kept fairly solid right the way through. I had second pick
in the semi final and chose Gate 1 right next to Martin Vaculik. From the start I tucked
in behind Vaculik who made a great start and held that spot for second place and a
final spot. In the final I had third choice and ended up with a choice of either Gate 3 or
4. I took Gate 3 and made a good start and cutback in the first corner to take the lead
however, Vaculik collided with Sayfutdinov and the race was stopped. Vaculik was
excluded and in the restart I made a great jump but the bike went into a fish tail causing
me to get trapped between both Sayfutdinov and Lindback. Lindback made a flyer from
Gate 4 to take the lead and the win. I ended up third on the podium and now hold a
10 point lead in the overall standings. No complaints from me and now raring to go for
Cardiff this next weekend.
The day after Terenzano, we had to rush back to Poland for an away match in
Czestochowa which ended up getting canceled due to rain. It was quickly rescheduled
for the following day (Monday, August 12). My team (Azoty Tauron Tarnow) took
another good win and more or less confirms our leading position in the league table. I
finished with 12 points
On Tuesday, August 14 we traveled back to Sweden and straight to Motala where my
team (Piraterna) took on Swedish Elite Series leaders VMS Elite. I had a good night
only to be hindered by a primary chain break in the last heat while Chris Holder and I
held a 5-1 for a maximum heat win. That break caused Jason Crump from VMS to lay
his bike down to keep from running into me and forced a restart to the heat with me
being excluded. Holder took second in the restart and Piraterna took a crucial win. That
win keeps us in second place overall in the table and a more favorable spot for the play
offs. One more match to go next Tuesday before the play offs start.
Thank you again for all your continued support and see ya on top! :() Lets Go Racing!