- Johny Wills
Cadwell Preview - Motostar Round 6
Eugene McManus Junior is swiftly back in action again this coming weekend ( 17-19 August ) as Team E15 visits Cadwell Park, for Round 6 of The Hel Performance British Motostar Championship.
The Lincolnshire Circuit is a favourite on the British Superbike Calendar with it's infamous "mountain" section, where bikes frequently get airbourne. Camping tickets have already sold out so expect a huge crowd turning up to enjoy some spectacular action.
In last years visit to "The Party in the Park", McManus Junior finished with a fourth and fifth place in the Motostar races and The Wee Bull will be hoping for better this time around. In 2017 it was the City Lifting pair of Tom Booth Amos and Jake Archer who set the standard and Archer will be the man to beat yet again. Jack Scott, Asher Durham and Storm Stacey have been consistent front runners in 2018 and McManus Junior knows he has the pace and race craft to make his mark. A good qualifying session and a front row start for race 1 this weekend would be a welcome boost for the Randlestown youngster.
McManus Junior in action at Cadwell 2017 - Image: Burnout Media UK
With only 9 rounds to compete at in 2018, due to the British Talent Cup being added to the timetable, The Wee Bull only has 4 rounds left to enjoy, with Silverstone, Oulton Park and Brands Hatch to follow. There are plenty of points still available and McManus Junior can still break into the top 5 with a good haul this time out. Eugene as ever is determined;
"I am looking forward to this weekend and I enjoy riding at Cadwell, it's a very technical circuit and I know the team will be working hard to help me get on the podium! We haven't had the best of luck recently with a few technical issues but that's all behind us now and I'm raring to go. As always a big thank you to everyone for their support especially to all my sponsors."
Free Practice 1 is on friday morning 11.15 – 11.40 with FP2 later at 16.15 – 16.40.
Qualifying is early on Saturday at 09.20 – 09.50 with Race 1 at 14.30, there will be a split start between the moto3 GP and the standard bikes. We conclude the weekends action on Sunday afternoon at 14.55 with Race 2.
James mcManus on the grid at Thruxton - Image: Burnout Media UK
After making his British Junior Supersport debut last time out, James McManus wont be racing this weekend. The next event for the young gun will be at Silverstone (7-9th September), where we hope to see wee Jimmy out on track again.
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