Doodson Motorsport racer Tom Tunstall bounced back from a mechanical issue in Sunday’s first British Superbike race. Producing another strong performance, Tunstall fought his way through the field only to be denied a points scoring finish by just a few tenths of a second off Superbike legend Chris Walker.
The second round of twelve in 2010 British Superbike Championship campaign was staged at the ultra fast Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire at the weekend. Tom Tunstall and his Doodson Motorsport team progressed well through the free practice sessions optimising bike set-up for the bumpy high speed track. The culmination was an impressive qualifying lap, with an average speed of 111mph, placing him 17th on the grid of 34 riders.
“I’m really pleased with the progress the team have made. We changed the bike set up overnight which gave me a lot more rear grip and also helped the bike to turn. I’m lapping nearly two seconds faster which says it all really. The times are close and I think everyone will have tyre issues towards the end of the 20-lap race, I’m confident we’re capable of turning it into results in the race”
The conditions were near perfect for Sunday’s races with unbroken blue skies and sun baking the 2.36mile track.