Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Sponsorship
Salus Approved Inspectors will be sponsoring Sam Middlemas for a fourth consecutive year in the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup 2019, a support series for the extremely popular and well regarded televised British Superbike Championships.
This year, Sam has joined Team Boast and along with team mate Josh Wainwright are focussed to be at the sharp end of the grid. Pre-season testing went well with both Sam and Josh in the top 5 in all sessions.
Donington Park (National) 24th – 25th – 26thMay | Brands Hatch (GP) 14th – 15th – 16th June | Snetterton (300) 19th – 20th – 21stJuly | Cadwell Park 16th – 17th – 18th August | Assen (Holland) 20th – 21st – 22nd September | Donington Park (GP) 4th – 5th – 6th October
Race by race review 2019
SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 19 – 21 APR
Sam Middlemas Position 6th – Time 14:37.838
Sam Middlemas Position 6th – Time14:38.667
OULTON PARK INTERNATIONAL 4th, 5th, 6th APR
Sam Middlemas Position 8th
Sam Middlemas Position 9th
DONNINGTON PARK 24th, 25th, 26th MAY
Sam Middlemas Position 7th
Sam Middlemas Position 4th
I was running in 6th position when a red flag appeared. After 10 of 15 laps they made the decision to re run the race over 5 laps as 5 were missing. I ended up 7th in the re start after a few issues on lap 1.
It started to rain heavily as pit lane opened. Unfortunately we missed the pit lane closing and it meant we had to start dead last rather than 5th where I’d qualified. Anyway, I got a good start and started to pick people off with ease. By the end of lap 1 I was running 7th! There were over 30 on the grid! By lap 3 I was fighting for the lead and sat comfy in 2nd place. I thought this was going to be my day and then the leader Josh Day nearly crashed in front of me. I had to shut off but I remained 2nd. I planned to follow Josh and make a move later in the race. However it wasnt to be as I nearly crashed myself at McClanes bend and ended up running onto the grass. I re joined in 5th and then managed to catch and pass 4th and I ended the race in 4th place. It was an eventful one to say the least!