Donington Park proved to be a mix of high and lows from this new team from Holland and the weekend Racing within the Ow Cup in TT Circut Assen was no exception… The bike didn’t qualify in the morning session whilst the UoN machine put in a seamless performance but the afternoon session saw fortunes reverse and Twente fared a lot better than the intrepid team from Nottingham England .
In the words of Thijs Peeters #84:-
“Between out first race in Donington and now in Assen the team worked very hard to improve the bike. But were the problems in Donington where a quite quick fix. But here in Assen is was the complete opposite.
After the problems in qualifying one the team found an way to fix these before qualifying two.
Qualifying went actually ok. It took me some time to get used to the bike again, and just at the moment I was used to it I felt that the power if the bike dropped a bit. so it became harder to set an faster lap time. But at the end if qualifying we had set a decent lap time. Not the time we would wanted to have but after missing out on qualifying one it was ok…Till late this evening the team worked very hard the fix all the little problems and get more top speed.
Unfortunately for race 1, despite having a great start, after half a lap the first days problems occurred again and went into the pits. So also a DNF for us.
And again the team worked hard to fix the problems.
For race 2 I had to start next to the petrol bikes. I had again a great start but again I felt some problems. I wanted to finish the race for the team. So I rode the race completely on safe and bring the bike in one piece to the finish.
After 8 laps I got the checkered flag and brought the bike back to the team.
Not the weekend we wanted, but this is also racing!
Big probs to team who spend to whole day searching for the cause of the problems. But for now the most important is that all of the problems get fixed before the next race in Anglesey and I believe the team is working very hard to achieve it.”