This past weekend has seen a confidence rise in rookie Brayden Elliott as he faced the challenges of the penultimate round of the British Superstock 1000 Championship, in difficult conditions.
Despite a patchy track for most of the weekend, both Elliott and the CF Motorsport team adjusted well to cement two race finishes, on the road to improving and learning on the Yamaha R1.
Weather conditions throughout the whole weekend playing havoc with tyre choices, with multiple split decision changes including just before his second race for the weekend on Sunday.
Elliott explaining that this weekend was far from his expectations, starting with “Oulton Park proved to be another extremely difficult weekend and it wasn’t necessarily the turnaround I was hoping for.”
“I don’t want to paint a perfect picture and say everything is great when this is the toughest season I have ever had. My results lately make me feel personally embarrassed when I know I am capable of so much more and I didn’t come here to be outside of the points.
“This championship is brutally difficult and it’s not the easiest place to regain confidence after some massive crashes but in all honesty finishing both races on the weekend done my confidence the world of good.
“I’m not happy about finishing in P24 by any means and I’m not satisfied with my results just because I finished both races, but two 14 lap races gave me good time on the bike, it gave me a chance to start battling with other riders again and re-gain some fight that I have been missing.
“I’m still a long way from where I want and need to be but things are improving each time I get on the bike and it gives me a new goal to work towards, making another step forward rather than just expecting to be at the front overnight and hurting myself again.
“I have a few weeks off now before the final round at Brands Hatch and at the end of the day it’s just myself and the bike out on track and I’m going to continue working as hard as I can in different areas to be back towards my best. It would be a major win for myself to finish the year back in the points which I definitely think is achievable”, he concluded.
Elliott will head to his final round, returning to Brands Hatch GP, where for the last time this season he will race his fellow British Superstock 1000 competitors, in what is expected to be another tough battle in such a competitive and unforgiving class.