The weather at Brands Hatch conspired against Dynavolt Triumph again in morning qualifying, which was neither wet nor dry for the first half of the session and full wet for the second half which prevented any further improvement in lap time.
It was a frustrating day for Brandon Paasch as he struggled to find his rhythm in qualifying and the 12-lap Quattro Group British Supersport Sprint Race. Paasch started the dry race from the fifth row of the grid and, despite starting so far back, was able to claim a top ten finish, crossing the line in eighth place in the penultimate race of the season.
Brandon Paasch: “Kind of frustrating for me, I just struggled the whole time with myself and getting the feel with the track and the bike and everything. It’s not clicked yet this weekend but we have another race tomorrow to try and turn it around.”
Teammate Danny Webb was running in sixth from his starting position on the third row of the grid when, what appears on initial examination to be a sensor failure, forced him to withdraw from the race at the midway point.
Danny Webb: “Not such a good day today. The race started off quite damp but we had a good start and then when I was starting to get going, we had a sensor go down on us and unfortunately had to pull out of the race. We’re not too far back on the grid for tomorrow so we’ll have another go and have a good result.”
Dynavolt Triumph Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “Brandon just didn’t get into it at the start and then he’d lost the groove. He is a lot better than that so we’ll work with him to look at what we can improve. He’ll start eleventh on the grid tomorrow which is better than fifteenth today. All we can do is look for a good start and end the season on a high with both riders.”
“It was unfortunate for Danny to have a failure of the throttle position sensor as we’ve been very reliable all year. That’s a shame but all we can do is check the situation, check it out on the dyno and look forward to the race tomorrow.”