Photo: Dan Stamper from Allied Motorsport in action!

Allied Motorsport MC racers begin season at Brands Hatch with EBC Brakes

Dan Stamper and Cameron Lee from Allied Motorsport had a promising start to the season when they competed in the second round of the Pirelli Superstock 600 which took place at Brands Hatch Indy on 13th – 15th April 2018.

Dan and Cameron depend on EBC GPFAX and Organic brake pads for their high quality and durability.

After a productive test at Mallory Park the week before Brands Hatch, Dan was keen to get out on track and show why he was the 2017 Superstock 600 champion. With a spring in his step, Dan had a strong ride in FP 1 – finishing the wet session in 3rd. Not usually known for his wet riding, Dan and the team were very pleased with his progress.

For FP2, the track had dried, and lap times were quickly decreasing. Wanting to get some laps behind him, Dan stayed out for almost the entire session, 34 laps in total, eventually finishing in 10th position – just 0.3 seconds off the front row. Impressive considering he was on used tyres, and posted his fastest lap towards the end of the session.

With a few minor suspension changes and some fresh tyres, Dan was keen to aim for the front row in qualifying. Although considerably faster than he was in free practice 2, a quick-shifter issue was costing Dan time. The ‘cut’ of the quick-shifter was intermittently reducing the engine’s power output, costing a significant amount of time. Furthermore, it became clear that the bike is not yet producing significant power to keep up with the bigger budget teams in a straight line. An average of 4mph down over the start/finish line, and the quick-shifter causing further issues, Dan had a great ride to qualify 8th with a 47.1. Again, only 0.3 seconds off the front row, there is certainly potential of running at the front of Supersport.

With a reasonable start in the sprint race, Dan finished the first lap in 13th position. Feeling confident, he found a bit of space on track and started chipping away at the riders in front. Unable to source a replacement quick-shifter in time for the race, he had to run without one fixed. Nevertheless, he continued to move forward and by the final lap was quickly closing in on 8th place. Another lap or two and an 8th place finish would have been on the cards, but the short race distance kept Dan in a modest 10th place, qualifying 10th for the feature race.

Photo: Cameron Lee from Allied Motorsport in action!
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Having finished warm-up 6th fastest, Dan was keen to get out on track for the Supersport feature race. With a replacement quick-shifter fitted and slightly different gearing, he was confident he could have a strong race. Dropping again to 13th on the first lap, Dan made quick progress in the race and by lap 10 was up to 7th, closing in on the group in front and with an impressive three second gap behind. Ready to charge forward, Dan and the team were frustrated to see the red flag come out, for drops of rain across the circuit. It was here that Dan informed his mechanic that the quick-shifter issue was still hampering his progress – it was cutting the power and will be a wiring or ECU issue to be investigated before the next round. As the race was not yet 2/3 distance, there was a full restart, with Dan now starting from 7th position. From the restart, turn two proved to be unfortunate for Dan, gettng boxed in and falling back to 14th from 7th. He battled on and despite the difficult conditions, managed to finish 12th. Dan and the team will be taking the positives from the weekend and looking to push further forward at Round Three.

In the Superstock 600 class, Dan’s team-mate Cameron had his strongest weekend in the series. After a minor crash in FP1, Cam went on to finish FP2 in 8th. Starting to gel with the new Yamaha R6, he then went on to qualify 7th for Sunday’s race. Having finished 3rd in warm-up, Cam was keen to head toward the podium, and had a fantastic start to the race. Coming out of turn two in 3rd position, it looked like a podium finish could be on the cards. Over the next five or six laps, Cam had a good battle with the 3rd-8th group, but unfortunately on lap 11 he pushed the front a little too hard at Paddock hill and lost grip. The bike was a little worse for wear but Cameron got up and is in high spirits – taking the positives and looking to take valuable lessons on to Oulton Park.

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