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Tom Tunstall survives another tough test

The second round for the National Superstock 1000 championship was a tough encounter for Doodson racer Tom Tunstall. Narrowly avoiding being taken down on first lap meant rolling repairs during the race, but it was arm pump problems that hampered his progress the most.

 Oulton Park in Cheshire hosted the second round of the 2014 British Superbike Championships and in the Superstock 1000cc class Tom Tunstall was keen to make progress following his return to track action two weeks previously.

Still making big gains, Tunstall lapped over two seconds a lap faster in the first qualifying session and despite improving again in the second session was placed 23rd of the 54 rider strong entry on the grid for the Bank Holiday Monday race.

Tunstall launched off the line well and was in 20th after the opening corners. A collision between Josh Day and Luke Quigley at Hizzy's Chicane left both bikes and riders strewn across the track and Tunstall was clipped by Quiqley's wayward Ducati. Fortunate to not get taken down his Kawasaki was damaged and as the safety car came out to clear the track, Tunstall was forced to make rolling repairs to rip off part of the damaged fairing.

 As the race restarted, his lower fairing was still scraping the ground on left hand corners but safe to continue. On the back of the dice for 16th Tunstall appeared to be struggling to keep his pace and dropped back a couple of places to 22nd when the race was red flagged just over a lap early due to a crash.

Tunstall explained afterwards:
"It was a pretty eventful race but by far my biggest issue was with arm pump and from around lap seven I was just a passenger and not in full control of the bike. It was starting to happen in the shorter practice sessions but in the race it just got worse. It's very frustrating and not something I've suffered with in the past and the priority now is to get treatment and a strategy to remedy it as soon as possible.

We still made progress this weekend and it's great to be back racing but we're still not showing our full capability yet and that is our focus both on and off the bike!"

With the Isle of Man TT and British Round of the World Superbike Championship in the coming weeks the next round of the series takes place at Snetterton in six weeks time [June 15th].




Sunday, May 26, 2019
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