Team Sorrymate were looking forward to a positive weekend following on from previous races. Matt especially anticipated some strong lap times following his practise sessions however his weekend was unfortunately cut short during the opening stages of qualifying when a fellow competitor lost the front exiting turn one resulting in his bike shooting across the track leaving nowhere to go for Matt. This, unfortunately, left him with a broken ankle requiring surgery and an extended stay on the sidelines.
Kurt was additionally hit, but with the flu
Kurt additionally had a difficult weekend as he spent a vast majority of his energy battling with flu. But in keeping with his determined nature, he continued to soldier on completing practice within the top 5. Although initially starting strong in qualifying, Kurt’s continuingly depleting energy saw him have to cut short the sessions resulting in a 9th finish.
The bad luck didn’t end here…
They say that bad things come in three’s, and Team SorryMate, unfortunately, experienced this first hand on race day when Kurt was caught out with the new minimum tyre pressure rule brought in by Pirelli resulting in a back of the grid start for Kurt.
Despite this, he battled through the crowd and was able to bring the bike home in a very respectable 10th. Team SorryMate are keeping their spirits high are already preparing for the next round. More for BSB news, click here. Altentaielt, follow SorryMate on Facebook by clicking here.