David went into this 10th round of the British Superbikes weekend lying 2nd in the British Supersport Cup, so with only 3 rounds left including this one, he had to make Donington Park count.
Each round has 2 races for him, one on the Saturday, then the live televised one on the Sunday. He rode superbly on Mark Middleton's Yamaha R6 which is decked out in the original Yamaha America yellow livery to win comfortably, leaving the series leader 4 seconds behind in 2nd place at the chequered flag.
Weather conditions were good, but Sunday was a little less settled and that race was stopped half way through the 18 laps because of a rain shower. David was leading at the time. In the restart shortly afterwards, David fought through to take the lead again, only to suffer a major engine blow up, taking him out of the race immediately.
He stopped safely and reported the risk of oil to the Marshalls who checked and red-flagged immediately to save others from coming to grief behind him. No points for David from this race, but he is happy that he now has the upper hand in the series in terms of ability to contest for wins at the remaining two rounds at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, and goes into these still in 2nd place in the series. No mean feat for the youngster from Loanhead, contesting a British Championship!
His team now has to work hard to ready the bike for this late charge, and he wishes to thank them all for their efforts thro the season. Also continued support from Double M Racing, Motorcycle Law Scotland, Horsetiger, and Johnstone Joinery.