After an extremely positive Friday practice in his first ever ASBK meeting, Race Center’s Tim Large has qualified 14th for tomorrow’s MotorSports TV Supersport races with 1.24.9 around Winton Motor Raceway.
However, the day was filled with drama after Tim suffered a very high-speed crash at turn 5 while trying to improve his times. Tim started the day of great and was finding his grove when he made a little bit of a rookie mistake. He tried to push harder in a corner he was already quick and, on the limit, the fast turn 5. The extra push coupled with a string tail wind was enough for him to lose the front on his Yamaha YZF-R6, sending the #1 race bike flying!
Thankfully, Tim was completely unhurt in the crash however the bike didn’t fare so well. With little time between qualifying 1 and 2, the team had no choice but to set his spare Yamaha R6 for the dry and use that. Tim’s #2 bike is quite a bit down on spec in comparison to the #1 bike, in particular the #1 bike has a full race engine build whereas the #2 bike doesn’t.
Still Tim regroup after a pep talk form the team, put his head down and bum up to get within 0.6sec of the time he set on the #1 bike. A fair effort indeed.
The team of Jake Drew, Harley Side, Mick Large and Daz worked flawless together throughout the day and as we go to print the #1 bike is almost completely rebuilt!! What a stella effort, it was a serious amount of work to get all that done.
The team will be working super hard tomorrow to see if we can edge ourselves forward in this ultra-competitive class.
You can follow all the action at Round 2 – WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY (asbk.com.au)
Wish us luck for the two 14 lap races tomorrow.
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