Kai Sakakibara Race report NSW State Series Round 6 5 August 2012
By Redline Australia on August 19, 2012
Name: Kai Sakakibara
Date: 5 August 2012
Venue: Terrigal, NSW
Race: NSW State Series Round 6
Class: 16 boys
Weather: Sunny and fine
Course condition: Smooth and well prepared
Redline, Blackman Bicycles, Champion System, Michram Industries, Peabody
I had hurt my back about a week and a half before the event, so it was one of my first rides back since. I was riding surprisingly well though, and my back held up fine for practice so I went for the racing.
My start was fine in my first moto, but Jordan Lecher came out strong from the outside and moved his way to the front. I was in 2nd coming around the first corner. I had a good run down the second straight, but didn’t get the pedals I needed around the second corner and lost a bit of pace on Jordan. I couldn’t catch him from there, and I finished 2nd.
My second moto was a better one. I came out well out of lane 7, and got the lead down the first straight. I had a smooth lap from there, and held the lead all the way. I finished 1st.
I came out well out of lane 1 in the last moto, but Jordan Lecher got me from the outside down the first straight. I was in 2nd coming around the first corner and second straight, and pulled it around the second corner for a pass on the third straight. I went for the outside, but Jordan ended up moving to the outside as well which left me no opportunities to pass. I came through with a 2nd.
I had second lane choice for the final and got lane 1. I came out well and had a good first straight in the final, and I lead in and around the first corner. Jordan Lecher behind me got a better line around the corner though, and was catching me down the second straight. I held my position around the second corner, but down the third straight, I aired of one of the jumps I was supposed to manual and let Jordan past. I went for a comeback on the last straight from there, but didn’t happen. I finished 2nd.
I’m looking forward for more racing coming up.