TTXGP: Sunday Pembrey Practice
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TTXGP were the first out this morning for Round 3, and with the sun almost shining on a dry track all of the teams made it apart from Tork India who are replacing a motor after yesterday’s troubles. From the time sheets, Pembrey is shaping up to be one of the closest races of the season as everybody has upped their game.
James McBride from team ManTTX Racing is really dialled in this weekend and topped the time sheet again, completing 11 laps and setting his fastest time of 1:11.34 on his final lap. Of course, in electric racing, this is a significant fact, proving that the ManTTX bike is not only fast, but also frugal.
Rob Moon, still limping after an incident yesterday on his R1, set the second fastest lap, 00.82 seconds behind James. Rob, qualifying last on the grid showed today that he has real pace and could contend for the front if he can scythe his way through the pack.
Rob’s team mate, Jenny Tinmouth set a time around a second slower than Rob, but only completed 5 laps and is sure to have something in reserve for the race this afternoon.
Pete Ward on the Electric Hussar machine completed the lead pack half a second behind Jenny and after his short trip on the grass last night in qualifying took a typically relaxed approach to this morning’s session setting 11 consistent lap times. Pete’s gunning for another podium finish at least today.
Adam Palfreman (Kingston University) and Annie Seel (Morris Motorcycles Racing Team) set fifth and sixth quickest times, respectively. Annie is improving every session and has really closed the gap on the Kingston machine which usually runs very closely with the LiFeBATT/LiFeTech bike. Unfortunately Harry Hardi (LiFeBATT/LiFeTech) had a minor spill in the session this morning, but should be up and running in time for the race and should join Annie and Adam for a good scrap this afternoon.
Teams are now just gearing up for the race. The paddock has a "calm before the storm" air about it as everyone knows this afternoon’s race will be close one and nobody is predicting the result.