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A weekend of contrasting results for DAO Racing at Thruxton

It was a weekend of progressions and challenges for DAO Racing at Round 7 on the fast paced Thruxton Circuit.

Elliott fought hard to gain back a few places in the race following issues in qualifying, but overall he left feeling positive with his race craft and weekend of improvements.

A very different weekend for Harrison, starting with a great PB lap in qualifying, set up and consistency issues, resulted in him not quite achieving the weekend he could’ve hoped for.

Dean Harrison:

‘It was a strange weekend really, there were some positives, lap time wise it wasn’t bad. I just unfortunately struggled to get consistency throughout the weekend.

You have some good and some bad weekends, and unfortunately this wasn’t a great weekend for me.

The boys worked flat out as usual,

it just didn’t end up being a weekend we could’ve hoped for.’

Brayden Elliott:

‘Overall I’m happy with the weekend. Although it feels like it could’ve gone a little bit more in our way, as our race pace was so strong. I had an issue in qualifying with the visor clogging up, which really set us back for both races having to start so far back.

However, to move up and achieve the finishes I did,

I was happy with my race craft.

A big credit to the guys, I know tyre life at Thruxton is a huge problem and the team definitely gave me a bike that was strong from start to finish, which very few teams could do. So a big thanks to them and looking forward to the next race.’

Jonny Bagnall, Team Manager:

‘We had a weekend of ups and downs. Brayden had a disaster of a qualifying, due to visor issues following the changing conditions, which set him back on the grid having to start from 21st. He pulled through in Race 1 valiantly, finishing 12th and it was impressive to see from his side, that he’d learnt a few things with the bike, managed the race so well and showed that towards the end of the race his pace was on similar form as the front three. Race 2 another brilliant performance fighting through and really a strong weekend for him, positive all round.

For Dean on the Superbike, started off strong with a decent qualifying, probably one of our best thus far. We’d been struggling all week to get the set up right for Dean, despite the tyre wear, he managed one quick lap in qualifying, which was in fact a PB for Dean. But then with DNF’s in both Race 1 and 2, with starting strong, it wasn’t quite the way we’d want to finish out the weekend.

But, we’re looking forward to the next few rounds and Cadwell is set to be an exciting round for us.’

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2023 in News

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