After a last minute outing to Three Sisters the previous weekend, it’s been all hands on deck for Eazi Grip Racing with a raft of changes being made to the ContiRaceAttack Comp shod SV650.
Ahead of the mid-July meeting at Darley Moor, Joe and the team have made a number of alterations which have included adding a quickshifter and swapping the front forks for a set from a GSX-R600.
With zero time to set up the new suspension, Joe headed out in qualifying with a lot of work to do but still managed to qualify on the front row for his opening Formula Darley race.
Getting away well, Joe settled in behind race leader Dave Carson who edged away lap by lap with the Eazi Grip bike having to settle for second place.
The first Mini Sound of Thunder race saw Joe take the lead until the third lap when Carson found a way past the Suzuki. Despite his best efforts, Joe missed a gear and just couldn’t regain the lead as Carson edged away.
An all out battle for the win ensued on the second Formula Darley contest later that day until Joe got caught behind two back markers, leaving Carson with the track space to open up a healthy gap and take another victory.
Determined to turn the tables on his rival, the Lancashire rider pulled out all the stops in the final Mini Sound of Thunder as he once again took the holeshot. This time Joe wouldn’t budge, even when Carson finally caught up with him and piled on the pressure at the back wheel whilst clinging to his back wheel.
A jubilant girlfriend Rebecca was waiting for him as he crossed the finish line, a fantastic end to an already successful weekend.
Following a series of bike issues at the last round, Tim Burrows was hopeful of a much better weekend this time around on his YZF-R6.
Tim would be riding in both the Peak Cup and Formula 600 classes, and recorded a best result of 6th place in the opening Formula 600 race.
The next action at Darley Moor takes place on 13th August, and we look forward to seeing how Joe and Tim get on.
Photo credit to Graham Mallen.
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