BD Racing is please to announce that Harry Day is joining the BD Racing Team.
Race Report for #82 – Foo Hinnells
#82 – Foo HINNELLS travelled 100 miles to the UK’s world famous race circuit , Brands Hatch. Situated in West Kingsdown, Kent; it’s time for the longer Grand Prix (GP) Circuit and time for Rnd 4 with BMCRC (Bemsee) and the final round for the Season.
The weather was character building, with relentless rain but this did not stop the eagerness to set up. #50 – Fred McMULLAN was also on site and setting up. #82 – Foo HINNELLS was ready for the Team Manager, Ian Soilleux to arrive first thing in the morning.
Practice Day – Brands Hatch Indy
Practice went well, albeit very wet and unpleasant but the bike felt good and it was great to be back.
Qualifying – Brands Hatch GP
Being first out, this was going to be interesting. The weather had not given up all night but enthusiasm was running high in Garage 30.
#82 – Foo HINNELLS headed to the collecting area for qualifying to start.
Each lap, #82 – Foo HINNELLS was setting a faster time and looked comfortable. On the last lap, #82 – Foo HINNELLS set a 1:57.349, qualifying #82 – Foo HINNELLS in P6. #12 – Cedric BLOCH took pole position with a lap time of 1:54.669; #86 – Paul WITHERINGTON in 2nd with a 1:55.038 and #710 – Craig HENSTOCK (Rookie) in 3rd with a 1:55.500.
Race 1 – Thunderbike Sport
The weather had not eased, so it was wets fitted still and after forming up on the grid; it was flags down, lights on and the race began.
After an incident on lap 2, the race was red flagged and restarted with a 3 lap race.
With the chequered flag out, there was no change to the first 3 riders with #82 – Foo HINNELLS taking a podium place in 3rd.
Race 2 – Thunderbike Sport
Thankfully the weather had improved over the afternoon and the track had dried out nicely, so it was wets out – drys in and off to the collection area. #82 – Foo HINNELLS starting P5 on the grid.
After lap 1 it was #84 – Ricardo BRANCO in the lead, with #961 – Jack SIM in 2nd; #12 – Cedric BLOCH in 3rd and #82 – Foo HINNELLS in 4th.
Lap 2 saw no change in the first four, with the pack pulling away from #164 – Robert SALTMER in 5th place.
#961 – Jack SIM look the lead after lap 3, with #84 – Ricardo BRANCO now in 2nd; there was no change with #12 – Cedric BLOCH in 3rd and #82 – Foo HINNELLS in 4th.
With the last lap flag out, #961 – Jack SIM was still leading, #82 – Foo HINNELLS put in a great lap; moving up in to 2nd place. #12 – Cedric BLOCH remained in 3rd, with #84 – Ricardo BRANCO now in 4th.
With the top 5 riders encountering traffic on the last lap, #961 – Jack SIM took the chequered flag with #84 – Ricardo BRANCO moving up in to 2nd place; #82 – Foo HINNELLS claimed his second 3rd place of the weekend, with #164 – Robert SALTMER in 4th.
Happy with that !!!!!!!!!!!!
Time now to be spoiled by Lesley’s Cafe (Flying Fox Race Team) and relax for the evening in preparation for tomorrow. Garage 30 has one happy Foo.
Race 3 – Thunderbike Sport
Well, perhaps we should have brought a speedboat to Brands Hatch, Sunday morning and the weather is very wet. Ah well; lets do what we came here for………… Race!
#82 – Foo HINNELLS starts race 3 on the grid at P4.
After the first lap, it was #164 – Robert SALTMER leading the race, with #82 – Foo HINNELLS in 2nd and #717 – James SHEEHAN in third.
At the end of lap 2, #82 – Foo HINNELLS had taken the lead, with #717 – James SHEEHAN in 2nd and #62 – James KING in third.
Lap 3 and #82 – Foo HINNELLS still led the race, with #717 – James SHEEHAN in 2nd abd #12 – Cedric BLOCH moving up into 3rd place.
The top three riders did not change places after the fourth lap, with #82 – Foo HINNELLS extending the gap to 2 seconds.
And #82 – Foo HINNELLS takes the chequered flag !!!!!! Get in Foo ! 3 seconds behind in 2nd place was #12 – Cedric BLOCH; with #717 – James SHEEHAN claiming 3rd.
And it’s smiles all round !!!!
Race 4 – Thunderbike Sport
With the weather not improving, in fact getting worse; with standing water on the track, #82 – Foo HINNELLS took the decision to step out of the final race of the weekend; and the Season.
Congratulations to #12 – Cedric BLOCH on taking the win; with #717 – James SHEEHAN in 2nd and #137 – Charlie CRAWT in 3rd place.
Well done #961 – Jack SIM on winning the inaugural Thunderbike Sport “Covid” Cup.
Statement from Foo :
“Well, after the highs of a win in race 3; and the weather taking a turn for the worst I have no axes to grind in the championship, I decide to quit while on top and sit the last race out. What an awesome weekend and made me realise that I’ve still got it.
Thanks to all the BD Racing UK fraternity, without them I would not be racing this year. They’ve deffo given me the will to continue racing. Huge thank you to Ian Soilleux who made this all happen. Ian works tirelessly and to whom I’ve trusted with everything. Thanks to all the lovely people who continue to follow me and believe in what I do. You all have a piece of my heart. Right, onto next season “
What a season, and a final round!
Thunderbike Sport – Race 1
With the lights ready to change, 82 – Foo Hinnells was on Row 5, P14.
With Race 1 underway, 82 – Foo Hinnells had a great start and was in P10 after lap 1. 217 – Aaron Staniforth took the lead, with 36 – Jamie Coward in 2nd place and 961 – Jack Sim in 3rd.
After lap 2, 36 – Jamie Coward had taken the lead over 217 – Aaron Staniforth now in 2nd place. 961 – Jack Sim remained in 3rd.
36 – Jamie Coward continued to dominate the race with 217 – Aaron Staniforth only a few seconds behind in 2nd place. The gap to 961 – Jack Sim in 3rd was increasing. After lap 4 – 82 – Foo Hinnells remained in 10th place.
After lap 5, there was no change in the top 3 and 82 – Foo Hinnells had dropped 1 place to 11th.
During the final lap saw 217 – Aaron Staniforth crash out allowing 961 – Jack Sim to claim 2nd place with 14 – Chris Burrage in 3rd.
82 – Foo Hinnells passed the chequered flag in 10th with a big smile on his face.
Great to see the big man back!!!!
BMCRC restarts the Season at Cadwell Park with what should have been Round 7. Due to COVID-19 the ACU suspended all racing and 5 Rounds subsequently cancelled.
Practice went well despite the unpleasant high temperatures.
We’re pleased with the performance of the Continental Race Attack Comp tyres that we are running this year; and hopefully next year. With only a few ‘slides’ but we expected this due to the extremely high track temperature. Tyre pressures were experimented with adjustments accordingly.
Foo was happy with the bike set-up of the Team CBR #2 and with a set of fresh tyre’s for the morning roll on qualifying.
2 days til we resume the 2020 season at Cadwell Park.
Foo Hinnells Racing – #82 shall be flying the BD Racing UK flag riding the Teams #2 CBR600 prepped by Ian Soilleux in the Thunderbike Sport class. Its been a year since Foo Hinnells Racing – #82 first raced this awesome machine; and relit the fire in his belly.
It was an eventful round for 74 – Daniel Singleton but he still leads the championship, albeit with a smaller cushion gap of points.
74 – Daniel Singleton walks away with 150 points still leading in the 2019 Championship.
666 – Shane Beasley regains second place with 135 points, pushing 961 – Jack Sim down to third with 126 points.
Thunderbike Sport – Race 3 (Groups A & C)
With Race 6 underway ,74 – Daniel Singleton took an early lead after starting on pole, with 961 – Jack Sim in 2nd place and 135 – Daniel Ingham in 3rd.
After lap 2, 74 – Daniel Singleton increased the gap with 135 – Daniel Ingham moving up to 2nd and 961 – Jack Sim now in 3rd.
For the rest of the race, 74 – Daniel Singleton led with determination, taking the chequered flag 14.454 seconds ahead of 135 – Daniel Ingham with 961 – Jack Sim taking 3rd.
74 – Daniel Singleton set the fastest lap on lap 4 with a time of 1:39.435.
A good result at the end of the day after an ‘odd’ weekend.
Thunderbike Sport – Race 5 (Groups B & C)
With 74 – Daniel Singleton in Group A, the battle for points continued between groups B and C.
217 – Aaron Staniforth reaped the rewards finishing 1st, with 666 – Shane Beasley in 2nd and 148 – Richie Welsh in 3rd.
217 – Aaron Staniforth set the fastest lap on lap 4 with a time of 1:39.964.
Thunderbike Sport – Race 4 (Groups A & B)
Further to the issue faced in the last race yesterday, it was identified that the bike ‘cut-out’ due to a loose connector on the ECU. With the ECU and connections firmly in place 74 – Daniel Singleton set off to the holding area.
74 – Daniel Singleton started the race in P21 on the grid due the issues faced in Race 1 the day before.
After Lap 1 74 – Daniel Singleton had moved up to 5th place with 217 – Aaron Staniforth in 1st, 54 – Adam Jamison in 2nd and 93 – Jack Wallis in 3rd.
After lap 2, 74 – Daniel Singleton remained in 5th place and the same riders in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
After lap 3, 74 – Daniel Singleton moved up to 4th place and the same riders in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
, 74 – Daniel Singleton remained in 5th place and the same riders in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. remained in 4th place during lap 4 and 5, chasing 93 – Jack Wallis in 3rd; 54 – Adam Jamison remained in 2nd and 217 – Aaron Staniforth leading.
93 – Jack Wallis set the fastest lap on lap 8 with a time of 1:49.358.