Jack Keen Round 4 – Brands Hatch 19th – 21st July 2013
As usual, the team arrived Thursday to set up for the manic Friday ahead.
Free Practice Indy: A busy day with us being out on track 3 times, this including a
free practice, qual and 1 race, all on the Indy circuit. Practice didn’t go great with
Jack not being used to the new engine and the fuel map wasn’t quite right! Jack also
went out on old tyres. Lap Time: 50.773
Qualifying Indy: He was more keen for qual with a new fuel map in the bike and
fresh rubber! He managed 12th position with a new PB lap time! Lap Time: 49.507
Race 1 Indy: Jack got a half decent start and managed to move up 2 positions but
again with a different map in the bike. Jack felt the engine was improving and
managed to push on to 10th position! Not what jack wanted but more points on the
table. Lap Time: 49.307
Free Practice GP: Saturday went better than expected with the bike still
improving and Jack trying to learn the circuit more from only 20 mins previous
experience. He ended up 12th and this was on old tyres from Race 1. The team
again spent Saturday afternoon going over Jacks feed back and practice data to try
and improve! Jack opted for a gamble and wanted a change.
Lap Time: 1,35,053
Race 2 GP: Race 2 went ok and he managed to pull off another 10th place but
again Jack being Jack wasn’t happy and knows he should be battling in the top 5!!
Unfortunately the gearing change the team made didn’t work to plan but Jack
managed ride around the problem and keep his head down! Lap Time: 1,34.440
Overview: Overall an average weekend for team JKR but again more experience
gathered and ready to battle on for the next round. We would like to say a massive
thanks to ETL Cambridge, Team Havoc Racing and P&H Motorcycles for getting
us back out on track at Brands Hatch. Jack now stands 12th in the Ducati 848
Challenge Championship, and looks forward to Oulton Park in August.
Massive Thanks to all our Sponsors, supporters and everyone that helped!