In his own words, Sam’s second event of the season did not go according to plan!
This time it was the turn of Donington Park to host the Thundersport GB Motorcycle Club – the first bike races of the circuit’s 40th anniversary season – where the schedule of 38 races and more than 390 racers provided great entertainment for the crowds.
For our sponsored rider, Sam Osborne, qualifying was not the perfect start to the weekend. Hampered by bikes issues, he qualified 19th.
In Race 1, he got a really good start and moved up to 8th and 1st in class with things feeling good. After 10 laps and continuing to push hard, he managed to out brake himself at the notorious Foggy Esses, the left-right flick at the end of the main straight. Sam had to run straight on, turn around and then wait to safely rejoin. This put him back to 17th and 4th in class.
Sam describes his start in Race 2 as an absolute nightmare losing a few places. But he picked his way through the pack to finish 18th overall and 6th in class.
Another poor start in Race 3 was followed by an enjoyable race with his team mate Sam Mcfarlane. Sam finished 15th overall and 5th in class.
According to Sam and his MSG Racing team, there is still a lot of work to do on the bike which they hope will be completed by the time Thundersport GB turns up at Snetterton in a month’s time.
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If you'd like to find out more about how Sam's journey has been going so far see our articles below:
Sam’s Comeback Weekend Starts with Bike Issues, But Ends With Many Positives!
Sam 'Ups The Ante' As He Returns To Racing
Sam Plans a Racing Return in Time for Next Season
Old Injury Puts Paid to Sam's 2016 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
Great Season Beckons for Lane Motorsport’s Bike Racer