Free Practice 1
Kurt went out getting used to the newly-rebuilt Sorrymate.com Racing Team’s Yamaha R6. He had several pit stops during the session to iron out any issues, eventually managing to secure a P8 finish. Matt had a strong beginning to the weekend, with a P11 finish after developing the bike setup to move forward.
Free Practice 2
Both riders made many changes to the setup of the bikes for FP2. On the final lap of the session, Matt pulled together his fastest ride of the session, securing P13. Kurt had an excellent session and saw him jump to P3. As it came to an end, Kurt crossed the line for the final time to secure P5.
Kurt made his way up to the top five; only a stone’s throw from the front-runners. However, he was demoted to P9 due to not improving his qualifying time. Matt had three separate stints on track during the session, each one setting a faster lap time. He pushed on to secure P13.
On Saturday afternoon, the rain began to arrive as the brothers lined up on the grid for the first race. Kurt lost a few positions entering turn one and Matt successfully managed to take advantage of the sprint from the line. Both Kurt and Matt said there was no time to take it steady despite being on dry tyres. As the sprint race came to an end, they finished Kurt P9 and Matt P10.
As the lights went out on Sunday and the all riders fought for the dry line, despite the incorrect choice on tyres, both lads made their best effort to battle it out and collect as many points as they could. The final lap saw Kurt cross the line with a P10 along with Matt in P11.