Round 8 Review - Cadwell Park
Jake Archer and Team City Lifting came to Cadwell hoping to continue their dominance of The Hel Performance British Motostar Championship. Jake needed to keep the pressure on team mate Tom Booth Amos who was 8 points ahead at the top. Jake left Cadwell with another brace of second place podium finishes , taking his tally to 11 podiums so far this season, an incredible achievement.
Free Practice 1 on Friday morning saw a familiar pattern develop with Jake, Booth Amos, Ed Rendell, Eugene McManus and Richard Kerr clear of the chasing pack, this time Rendell topping the session 0.046 ahead of Booth Amos with Jake in third half a second further back.
In Free Practice 2 Tom Booth Amos resumed his dominance breaking the Motostar lap record setting a time of 1:32.631. He was 1.3 seconds clear of Ed Rendell and Jake.
Qualifying went to plan for Team City Lifting with Archer and Booth Amos battling for pole position, it was Booth Amos who grabbed P1, leaving Jake 1.272 seconds behind in P2. Richard Kerr finished third to complete the front row.
"We need to make a few changes to the bike for race 1 but I'm confident I can get away with Tom and challenge for the win"
Race 1- Jake started brightly, leading at the end of laps 1 and 2 but it wasn't long before Booth Amos hit the front and showed devastating form to break the lap record again and stroll to his tenth win of the season, Archer was left 7.5 seconds behind in P2 but over 10 seconds ahead of the field. The Team City Lifting duo had again blitzed the 30 strong grid and on this display it was difficult to see anyone stopping the pair in race 2 on Sunday.
Race 2 - Was dominated by Booth Amos as he smashed his own lap record and collected his 11th win. Jake got the hole shot and completed lap one in P1 before Booth Amos hit the front and led to the finish, this time winning by a slender 2.448 seconds from Archer who did everything he could to catch his team mate. Ed Rendell finished third with the rest of the pack 25+ seconds adrift of the rostrum trio.
"We have had some set up issues which meant I just haven't had the feel to push that bit more to catch Tom, It's frustrating but I'm not disappointed with two more podiums. It's Silverstone next for the British GP so I'm going there to enjoy the experience, it's a dream come true to ride against the world's best, many thanks to Team City Lifting and all my sponsors"
Booth Amos now leads the Championship by 18 points from Jake in second as we head to round 9 at Silverstone over the weekend of 8th-10th September.