Taz Taylor At Oulton Park
DLR sponsored Teen; Taz Taylor finishing 6th in the National Superstock 600cc race after starting from his first ever 600cc Pole Position.
Saturday’s ‘sprint’ race for the British Supersport riders took place in very tricky conditions but that only played into the hands of Australian Ben Currie who mastered the wet conditions, coming from 12th on the grid to record his first ever victory in the series, returning CF Motorsport to the top of the podium for the first time in 2016. Taz Taylor rounded out a brilliant Sunday for the team by securing Pole Position in STK600 in only his second ever outing.
Monday 2/5/16 saw, as ever, huge crowds packed around the undulating 2.7 mile circuit with Taylor showing his potential for the second consecutive event, involving himself in the podium fight throughout the 9 lap encounter to consolidate his championship position ahead of round 3 at Brands Hatch.
The ‘feature’ race in Supersport however was a different story as Ben was taken out by a fellow rider on the opening lap whilst running 2nd. Starting from the middle of the front row of the grid courtesy of his lap time the previous day, Ben had made a great start and was challenging for the lead when he was tagged and sent flying into the trackside barriers. Thankfully the team can report nothing other than bruising and whilst naturally annoyed both Ben and the CF Motorsport will regroup, put the incident behind them and focus on round three at Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks time.
DLR Sponsored Taz Taylor – 6th: “I really enjoyed the mixed conditions in qualifying and was excited to start from the front row. I almost crashed on the first lap although I nearly crashed in the bad conditions. The race was pretty close and I was in the fight for the podium for the second race of the season so I can’t be too disappointed with how we have started the year. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Craig and the whole CF Motorsport team for the weekend.”