Sponsored Rider Sam Osborne Finds Going Challenging at Oulton Park

Following a crash earlier this month at Snetterton, our Lane Motorsport sponsored racer Sam Osborne considered himself lucky to be able to get to, let alone ride at, Oulton Park. There was nothing wrong with his bike when he crashed, but he fractured his L3 (a vertebra located in the lower back portion of the spinal column) – ouch!! However, not everything went to plan when he did get to Oulton Park.

Qualifying

Despite his injury, Sam still managed to qualify 7th in class and 30th overall in qualifying. Taking part in the weekend was important because adding to his points tally could prove to be key as the season progresses. That’s dedication for you.

Racing

In Race 1 Sam moved up a few places from qualifying to finish 5th in class and 25th overall. In Race 2, he finished 7th in class and 26th overall.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sam struggled at Oulton Park. Apart from his back issue, he is still coming to terms with his new, more powerful Suzuki, prepared for Sam by MSG Racing Suzuki.

Reflecting on the weeken, Sam said: “[I] didn't think I was going to be racing this weekend anyway, so [I was] just happy I could get out, roll round and get some points. Onwards and upwards. Round 3 is Cadwell Park and we like it there. Hopefully [I'll] get back into the groove a bit”.

Sam is currently 5th overall in the Sportsman Championship.

Lane Motorsport

Lane Motorsport is a division of Lane Electronics and supplies the motorsport sector with a comprehensive package of 8STA connectors and 8STA compatible accessories made by leading manufacturers Souriau, HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics. Designed to meet the demanding environments found throughout the motorsport sector, the 8STA accessories include heatshrink boots, nut plates, protective caps and gaskets.

Sam's Journey

You can keep track of Sam's journey on our regularly-updated blog. Here are some of the highlights so far:

A Great Opening Weekend for Sam Osborne at Donington
Our Sponsored Rider Sam Osborne is Back in the Saddle... and with a New Bike!
Sam Plans a Racing Return in Time for Next Season
Sam’s Snetterton Weekend Begins Well But Ends With A Spill
Sam shows his fighting spirit on race weekend number two
Brilliant Start to the Season by Lane Motorsport’s Sam Osborne
Lane Motorsport To Sponsor Promising Bike Racer