A disappointing weekend at Snetterton for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s weekend at the new Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk went from bad to worse as he struggled with set up throughout qualifying and could only manage a tenth place finish to race one in round six of the Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport championship.

Race two was a non event for the luckless rider from Broughton near Brigg as he was forced to pull in with a technical problem to the East Coast Racing Honda in the early stages of the race.

Starting from 17th on the grid Gary managed to make his way up to tenth position in Saturday’s sprint race run over ten laps of the newly refurbished Norfolk course and said: “We have had a terrible weekend so far as we had an electrical fault on the bike which has prevented me from getting many laps in during free practice.

“In qualifying we still had a massive fault but I had to get a grid position of some sort so went out and did the best I could.

“In the first race I just couldn’t settle as we had changed a lot of things on the bike to try and rectify the problem.

“Once I realised the changes were working I got quicker and quicker and ended up in tenth place.”

Gary’s weekend ended with a non finish on Sunday as the bike continued to give him problems. Starting from 14th on the grid Gary made progress to 11th before encountering yet another problem with the bike which forced him to retire after just six laps.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a nightmare weekend for me. We missed a lot of track time during practice and never really got a proper set up on the bike.

“We will regroup and head to Oulton Park where it is hoped we can resolve the bike issues and get back to scoring some top results.”