Last weekend the second round of the National 600 Endurance Championship arrived to a very cold Cadwell Park, with the Sorrymate team of Colin Norris and Warren Verwey looking to put in another good performance following their successes last year when they won the championship on ContiRaceAttack Slick tyres.
Colin reports that the cold conditions during testing somewhat hampered riders, and there were a number of crashes and red flags for them to contend with. However, after a great performance in qualifying the two man team ended up second in their class on the grid.
Colin started out on track first, and the race was going very well with the Sorrymate team leading the 600cc class from the front until Colin crashed out close to the end of the first hour. Luckily he was not seriously injured and managed to get the bike back to the pits. The team assessed the damage to the bike, and from then on decided to continue on just a single machine.
Both Colin and Warren were somewhat worried about tyre wear, as Warren’s bike would have to do around 2.5 hours of non-stop racing on a single set of tyres. However following the race Colin went on to say that “the Continental Race Attack slicks were well up to the task and still capable of good times right up to the end, actually completing 100 racing laps” giving the team and riders the chance to recover in order to finish 4th in their class, leaving them 3rd in the overall championship standings with six more rounds to go. The next round will see the team make their way to Pembrey from the 3rd – 5th May with a great chance of challenging for the championship lead!