"Double M Racing"

East Fortune, Assen and now Silverstone

In David Paton, Silverstone on September 29, 2012 at 7:06 am

It’s good to be back into the routine of riding the double ‘M’ R6 week in, week out. After the mechanical trouble we had at Cadwell, the team have worked hard to keep the bike in top form.

We had success at the East Fortune round of the Scottish championships a few weeks ago with 2 race wins! This put us in good stead for the BSB round the following weekend in “Assen” ‘(Holland).

The team travelled over with hopes of securing some championship points. We were pleasantly surprised to manage 2nd on the grid in Saturday’s qualifying, just missing out on pole position. This was followed up with two points scoring finishes, 15th and 12th! An excellent and enjoyable trip for the team.

This weekend we are at Silverstone for the penultimate round of the British Supersport Championship, only two days after returning from Holland!

ImageImageImageImageImageImageDouble ‘M’ racing is very grateful to all our sponsors, supporters and helpers including Motorcycle Law Scotland, Mitchell Marketing and Media, Gary Clark, EBC Brakes and WEB. Without there support we could could not compete!

BSB Rd 8 at Cadwell Park here we come

In BSB, Cadwell Park, David Paton on August 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

It’s been four weeks since our last outing on the Double ‘M’ Racing Yamaha.

Unfortunately due to timing of our engine change and the loss of our mechanic we have been unable to attend any of the planned tests in this time.

As I rolled the R6 out into the race truck for this weekend, it had flat tyres! It’s not often that the bike is left long enough for this to happen within the racing season! However, the whole team are keen to get back out and stuck into Round 8 at Cadwell Park this weekend…

The remaining five rounds are at tracks that I favour, starting with Cadwell this weekend. I’ll be hoping for a strong end to the season.

The weather forecast is pretty bad for the three days at Cadwell and with a very tight schedule for the Supersport class, it could be an interesting few days!

The bank holiday event is always very popular with riders and the fans so I’m excited to get things under way.

As ever I am very grateful for the continued support from my sponsors and volunteers! A big thanks to Double M Racing, Motorcycle Law Scotland, Mitchell Marketing and Media, Gary Clark, EBC Brakes and WEB

BSB 6th Round – Brand Hatch

In Brands Hatch on July 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

All things considered I think we had a good weekend at round 6 of the British Supersport Championship.

The sun shone over all three days at Brands Hatch. Having missed round 5 due to the shoulder injury sustained at Knockhill, I was eager to get back on board and get back up to speed!

The Friday practice was on the ‘Indy’ circuit however the rest of our sessions were on the ‘GP’ circuit. Of course, I was glad of this as I much prefer the full GP track. To begin with I struggled slightly to get straight back into the lightning fast pace of the Supersport class. I ended the first practice 21st and the second session in 20th although the times were quick.

In qualifying, I was hoping to jump up the order and it was looking that way in the early stages of the 30 minute session however when I came in for my new rear tyre with 10 mins to go, the red flag was brought out for oil on the circuit. Needless to say nobody including myself could go any quicker for the remaining 10 mins. This meant I was p21 for race one.

With a good start in the race I made good progress and was able to secure 15th over the line.

I started the second race 18th. The race was red flagged half way through. On the restart I got a poor start due to an overheating clutch however I fought back through and claimed 15th.

Two point scoring finishes for the weekend. I now have 4 weeks until round 7 at Cadwell park, which I am glad of as it should allow my shoulder to heal completely!

I would like to thank all of my sponsors Double M Racing, Motorcycle Law Scotland, Mitchell Marketing and Media, Gary Clark, EBC Brakes and WEB for their patience and continued support even in times of adversity.

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