Aiming to conclude what’s been a challenging race week at TT 2018 in positive fashion, Penz 13 BMW’s Jamie Coward is confident of contending for a notable result in tomorrow’s showpiece Pokerstars Senior race.
Last Saturday’s RST Superbike race saw Hebden Bridge’s Coward on course for a top eight finish, before a lengthy pit stop at the completion of lap 2 halted his potential in the record breaking six lap race.
Photo by Jim Gibson
An eventual 12th place finisher, the twice TT Privateers championship runner up who was also an early retirement within Monday’s Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock race, candidly stated when looking back upon race week thus far at TT 2018:
“My first race on Saturday could have been a lot better, but the first pit-stop was not going to plan and I dropped from 7th in the race to 14th.
I tried everything I could to get back to 7th during laps three and four and it cost me a lot of energy, so I was absolutely knackered in the last lap and had to back off.
But the pace made me happy and I was looking forward to the Superstock race, plus I earned another silver lady. On the Stocker it wasn’t to be as I had to retire about a third of a lap in at the Bottom of Barregarrow on the first lap with a technical one.”
Looking forward to the blue riband Senior race, the Yorkshireman stated:
So, now all sights are on the Senior TT this Friday. I know we’ve got the pace for a big impact, we just need to make it happen, and we need some luck on our side.”
Words by Stevie Rial