The National Superstock 1000 Championship was included as a support race for the British round of the World Superbike Series at Donington Park at the weekend and with three point scoring finishes so far this season Danderhall Motorcycle Ace Mick Robertson was in determined mood to continue his steady start to the 2016 season.
His new Kawasaki ZX-10R race bike is proving a real challenge to get sorted this year and having a more powerful engine is not a guarantee to going faster.
New brakes, new clutch and new suspension are just some of the factors which affect the handling and performance of the bike. “Every time I go out on track I am learning more about the new bike and a race win before the end of the season is a real possibility,” said Mick.
With shortened track periods for the practice and qualifying sessions due to time limits for the feature World Superbike Races Mick finished 21st quickest despite improving his lap times.
After a good start to the race almost immediately Mick sensed something was wrong and was forced to retire after just three laps due to a technical fault. A race now to identify and fix the fault before the next round of the Championship at his home circuit at Knockhill on June 26th.
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