Ducati 848 Challenge Snetterton Round 3 300 5th – 7th July 2013
We arrived at Snetterton Thursday afternoon to set up & prepare for FP on Friday.
Free Practice: Jack went into a very sunny free practice to double check his
settings from the test a few weeks earlier, however, on the 7th lap, he had to abandon
practice due to engine issues and a belly pan full of oil. This unfortunate event
looked to put the whole team out of action for the entire weekend! However, with
the help of ItalSport & the Ducati 848 paddock family, we were able to find a spare
engine, a non Evo standard road engine, but a working engine none the less.
Everybody pulled together, and we worked until 1am changing the engines.
Lap Time: 2,01.070
Qualifying: With qualifying at 9am, the team were up early after a late night to get
Jack back on track for qualifying. Even though Jack had no idea on the power the
standard road engine was giving out, he went out with a positive mind, pushed and
pushed and qualified 11th which gave us a 3rd row start for Race 1!
Lap Time: 1,58.804
Race 1: With the tyres refreshed and a few changes made to the gearing, Jack went
out into a very hot dry Race 1. Unfortunately, but as expected, the engine lapsed on
the power Jack needed to gain positions, but he still managed to hold his ride and
finished in 12th.
Lap Time: 1,59.892
Race 2: We noticed that the gear changes we had made for Race 1 had put us at a
disadvantage, so we made more changes and tweaks, refreshed the tyres and headed
into Race 2. Jacks grid position had changed from the previous Race results, which
meant he now start from 14th on row 4. Again, Jack being his usual self, pushed and
pushed, but we just couldn’t find the power to gain many positions, he held his
ground and finished in 13th.
Lap Time: 1,58.981
Overview: Considering we blew our engine, ran a completely standard road engine
and Jack suffered the worst arm pump of the season, we persevered and came away
with points and now we look forward coming back fighting at Brands Hatch!
Massive Thanks to all our Sponsors, supporters and everyone that helped!
Jack Keen Racing #114