Team Tuned Summer Race Reviews

August 31, 2011

BMRC Round 5 at Bermuda Motor Sports Park – Overview
Team Tuned headed into the fifth round of the 2011 BMRC National Championship Series in full force with all 3 riders back on track. Bruce Degrilla Jr. missed the fourth round as he represented Bermuda overseas in a track and field competition.

Shae Darrell lined up in the GP80 class looking to continue his championship challenge against rival Jazari Caisey. Shae and Jazari have been competing head to head all season for the championship lead. Unfortunately Shae was suffering rear grip issues throughout the event and was unable to match Jazari’s pace throughout the weekend. Following a few low speed crashes Shae was able to remount and take home three podium finishes throughout the day.

Kewuan Gilbert extended his championship lead by a further 75 points as his championship rivals were not in attendance during this event. Kewuan’s classification was merged with the GP125 class which gave him the opportunity to compete against (and within) his team mate Bruce Degrilla Jr. and other top 125 riders.

Bruce Degrilla Jr. had his work cut out for him as he lost a substantial amount of points to his championship rival Jordan Fletcher after missing Round 4. This gave Bruce the determination to not only win but to blitz the field from lap one in each of his three heats. Bruce took a dominant victory in all races and regained his championship lead over Jordan who could only manage a second and two third place finishes on the day.

BMRC Round 6 at Bermuda Motor Sports Park – Overview
The sixth round of the championship was held on August 21, 2011 after the event scheduled on August 7th was postponed due to the weather conditions on the day. The team was two riders short this weekend as Shae Darrell was overseas and Kewuan Gilbert out of action with a wrist injury.

Action heated up in the 125 class this weekend with Bruce Degrilla Jr. heading into the event with only 6 points in front of championship rival Jordan Fletcher. Wytiko Showers has been providing an upset to Jordan’s challenge against Bruce and Wytiko and Jordan have been battling head to head for second position recently. Bruce once against stamped his authority on the class blitzing the field in each race once the green flagged dropped.

Bruce was determined to put a further points gap between himself and Jordan as he will be missing one more race event in September as he competes in another track and field event. At the end of the event Bruce took a clean sweep of victories in the 125 class and has extended his lead to over 20 points.

The next round of the 2011 BMRC National Championship Series is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2011.

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