CLOSE RACING AT THE BSB SILVERSTONE NATIONAL
Silverstone on the National circuit was always going to be a close affair as it lacks any high speed and maintain-momentum corners, other than Copse. It did however encourage some fairing rubbing and Scott featured at the sharp end all weekend. Saturdays race 1 saw Scott ready to take the lead with brilliant pace before another rider tried an overly ambitious move at Maggotts and sent him into the gravel trap, buckling the rear wheel and writing off a set of bodywork plus bars, pegs etc.
Scott started Race 2 on Sunday from 8th place. That race turned out to be a belter and received a good deal of TV coverage. Scott held the lead for a number of laps but the presence of an open class bike ahead of him (as is happening all too often) meant he couldn’t break away. The lead changed frequently and after some slipstreaming, Scott took a brilliant third place, or so we thought.
He was told he was 4th by the officials and was sent from the podium. Josh Whatley took the champagne and trophy but when eventually the results were published he handed them to Scott in part ferme. Don’t know how the timing was so wrong, see the pic at the finish line… Robbed!
Scott heads to Oulton Park next weekend for the penultimate round of the Motostar class. He lies fifth in the championship with only 8 points separating him from 3rd so still lots to play for.
Many thanks to all our sponsors, friends and the Team at Wilson Racing. Scott couldn’t do it without you.