Big Eds Blog - Post MCE BSB Blues!
On the 19th June the MCE British Superbike Championship returns and I for one am counting the days! (27 if you're wondering...). On the way back from Oulton Park I comforted myself with this - reassuring myself that 9 rounds still remain, despite the dreaded six week gap!
Sure we have road racing, and the Snetterton Official test will no doubt ease the pain - but having been spoilt with three incredible rounds already, I for one can't help but want more! The biggest ever MCE British Superbikes series has arguably been one of the most tightly contested. With Shane 'Shakey' Byrne entering the year as firm favourite, many believed that it was going to be another year with Shane finishing on the top step.
However, the series has offered twists and turns that no one could have expected, from Shakey's injury in pre-season to Ryuichi Kiyonari's inconsistent and undeniably poor start to the season by his standards. With James Ellison and Josh Brookes never far from the chasing pack it has proven to be a start that not many could have predicted.
Stuart Easton and Tommy Bridewell also impressed at the final round at Oulton Park, demonstrative that this is a grid full of ambition and determination - the final six who make the showdown will undoubtedly all be gunning for that championship win, and it would be a brave man to rule one of them out.
Snetterton will be a vital round - six weeks for an avid fan such as me is a long time, however it is even longer for a MCE BSB rider on top form and unable to roar around some of the best tracks in the world. For others such as Dan Linfoot, who is currently recovery from an injury, this period is a great time to rest and heal, ready to resume to the blistering pace he set at the first round!
This all leads me to one question... is it time yet?
22.05.2015 - Big Ed