CF Motorsport rider Brayden Elliott has gone from strength to strength at Snetterton 300 this weekend improving on his opening practice time by over three seconds, and securing 14th after fighting his way from 17th position at round six of the British Superstock 1000 Championship.
Beginning the weekend with only two practise sessions to learn the Snetterton 300 circuit, Elliott immediately felt comfortable on the CF Motorsport R1, progressing from his lap times at testing. Continuing to build momentum in to qualifying Elliott secured 17th, after running in to traffic on the closing stages of the session.
A sixteen-lap race on Sunday was Elliott’s only chance to secure a top 15 position after setting personal targets to hit in the race. On lights out bikes launched off the grid, Elliott being relegated to 18th position in the opening laps of the race, left him to work his way through to 14th.
Setting his fastest lap time in the race of a 1 minute 52.4 seconds Elliott picked through the remaining positions, getting quicker with each lap, crossing the finish line in a successful 14th.
Elliott shares “this weekend was an extremely positive one for myself, the team and for everyone who supports me. I set myself personal goals before the race that I believe were realistic and acceptable, and managed to achieve those throughout race distance.”
“I was disappointed with how the first part of the race played out, not being aggressive enough I got shoved back to 18th position and was made to work my way back up. I knew I had the pace to run with the guys I finished with so it is a shame that I got pushed back at the beginning of the race.
“Despite how it started I am really happy with how we finished the race. I felt comfortable, really strong and very determined through the duration. All weekend we have been making positive steps and I felt the most comfortable on the CF Motorsport Yamaha R1, than I have for a while.
“This is a great start to the second half of the season for the team and myself. We are just going to work on building the momentum from here. I am continuously showing that I have the drive, and pace to be in the top 15 so will work on consistency heading in to the next round.
“I would like to personally thank everyone who supports my journey, your kind words and messages of encouragement inspire me to keep going and keep working hard,” Elliott concluded.
Round seven of the British Superstock 1000 Championship will head back to Brands Hatch, where they will compete on the GP circuit, 21st-23rd July. Be sure to stay up to date with Brayden Elliott by liking his Racing Facebook and Instagram pages (@braydenelliott51), or heading to www.braydenelliott.com.au.