Lewis Paterson - Yamaha R6 - Formula 600
This was Lewis's first meeting on the new Yamaha R6 and it started in the worst way possible, with a mystery brake problem causing the front wheel to lock on the warm up lap of the first race. He wasn't happy with the brakes through qualifying, but we thought it was an issue with the disks on the wet wheel, but it appears that there maybe wasn't enough clearance in the brake lever itself, which is strange as it worked perfectly at pre-season testing at East Fortune last month.
As a result of this warm up lap lock Lewis missed the first race and had to start from the back of the grid, 29th, for the second race on Saturday, and he battled his way through to 14th at the end.
On Sunday he managed to finish 9th, 6th and 6th and improved his lap times every time out, to send the weekend about 1 second off the pace of the front runners. That is something he will close down with a little more track time.
Owen Paterson - Aprilia RS125 - Formula 125
Owen was out for the first time on his Aprilia 125 since fracturing his skull last year and he did great on the Saturday with a 4th and 3rd place. On the Sunday he struggled a bit and managed 5th, 5th and 7th. He was disappointed, but will bounce back at East Fortune.