• Jeremy Ryan

Oulton Park preview

Jake Archer will be looking to build on his superb start to the 2018 Hel Performance British Motostar Championship season at round two, Oulton Park between the 5 and 7 May..

The British Moto3 ace from Andover took a win and a second place in round one at Brands Hatch. The Oulton Park circuit is situated near the village of Little Budworth in Cheshire and is an undulating 2.7 miles (4.3 Kilometres). The teams visit the circuit twice throughout the season returning again in September this year.

In the visit during May last year there was only one race and he was fourth. On the return visit mid-September he improved to finish second in race one. In the following race he took a gamble in order to try and beat his teammate and championship rival. Changing the rear wet for a slick he hoped a drying track would give him the advantage. Unfortunately, the track didn’t dry sufficiently quickly and he came across the line tenth.

Jake Archer said, ”Although it was wet we have just finished a successful test and I am looking forward to the round at Oulton Park. I want to build on the start I made at Brands Hatch and expect to be on the pace over the weekend. It is important to keep the momentum going.”

Timetable: 5 May 2018 Free Practice One 11:00 Free Practice Two 14:05 6 May 2018 Qualifying 12:50 Race One 10 laps 15:50 7 May 2018 Warm up 10:10 Race Two 14 laps 14:55

(Photo: Kerry Rawson)