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Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Sponsorship2019-06-03T16:56:04+00:00

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.

Middlemas joins Team Boast

2019 fixtures:
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

ROUND 1

SILVERSTONE NATIONAL 19 – 21 APR
Race 1
Sam Middlemas Position 6th – Time 14:37.838
Race 2
Sam Middlemas Position 6th – Time14:38.667

I finished 6th in both races and beat my previous lap time from last year. Race 1 was going well and I made it up into the top 5 only to be hit by a fellow competitor moments later relegating me back down the order. I still ended 6th. Considering this was my first race back from a shoulder injury I was quite happy with how the first round went. We hadn’t done much testing in comparison to previous years and managed to iron out bike issues throughout the weekend. We came away 5th overall and 5th in the Championship.
Sam Middlemas

ROUND 2

OULTON PARK INTERNATIONAL 4th, 5th, 6th APR
Race 1
Sam Middlemas Position 8th
Race 2
Sam Middlemas Position 9th

I had hoped for a repeat of last years podium. However a bike issue in qualifying meant I missed the final 5 minutes of qualifying on a drying track meaning I set my best times with the rain falling. I started 12th due to this and made it up to 8th in race 1 and then a red flag stopped the race at just over half distance halting any further progress. In the last race I got a great start and was up to 4th position. Unfortunately my gear change fell apart meaning I was struggling to change gear and it meant I fell back to 9th which was frustrating  but at least we got up to where we should be if only for a number of laps.
Onto our local round at Donington next.
Sam Middlemas

ROUND 2

DONNINGTON PARK 24th, 25th, 26th MAY
Race 1
Sam Middlemas Position 7th
Race 2
Sam Middlemas Position 4th

Race 1
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.
Race 2
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!
Sam Middlemas
Join us for a supercharged race day
The story behind the sponsorship
Season Two 2017 Review
Season One 2016 Review
Sam Middlemass, sponsored by Salus

Come and join the fun!

2019 fixtures:

  • 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

We would love to see you there.

All our clients are welcome to join us at any meeting this year, some have already earmarked their spot at a particular track 10 months in advance! The racing in all classes at the meeting is close and action packed and if you a bike fan too it’s happy days all round.

Please contact either Paul Morris or Graham Mills.

The Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Races were shown this year on Eurosport and ITV4 Superbike Extra.