It was an extremely promising start to the year for BMCRC Powerbikes racer, Anthony Johnson, at the debutant round of the series at Brands Hatch on 7-8 March.
Piloting his yet-to-be-liveried BMW S1000RR to a comfortable overall win in Saturday’s Race 1, an incorrect tyre choice in Sunday’s Race 2 saw him qualify in 17th position, with a lot of catching up to do.
Here’s how the weekend went down in his own words…
“At the Bemsee Brands Hatch Indy round this weekend – with stock calipers and EBC’s GPFAX race pads – I qualified on pole and won Saturday’s opening Powerbikes race, by an impressive 6.593 seconds, which was a great start.
“After winning the opening championship race on Saturday, and with some solid lap times, I was looking forward to Sunday’s racing. But, unfortunately, the wrong last-minute tyre choice when it rained made things hard – coming from 17th on the grid. So I was happy to get 4th overall to be honest!
“Nevertheless, my EBC Brakes GPFAX pads worked perfectly, as always, with a great feeling from them in both the wet and the dry conditions.
“Looking forward to some decent weather and hopefully some more wins…”