Saturday, June 16

2nd row start for Aaron Clifford at Snetterton 300

Experiencing difficulties with his regular bike, an SOS for a spare went out this week to secure Clifford’s entry. Luckily Barry Sheehan came on board with his Game On Camps Kawasaki ZX6r to save the day and Clifford Racing were back on track.

Having spent no time on the bike, FP1 was a learning curve but one that went well where Aaron went 5th fastest. Just before FP2, many changes were made to pick up the pace and Aaron went even quicker but, the grid had done the same and Aaron languished in 12th after the second 25 minute session. More changes before qualifying improved the handling no end and went the qualifying chequered flag went out, Aaron had pushed well up the field and was placed fifth, just off the front row.

Aaron said afterwards “Coming into this weekend, I wasn’t looking for any particular result, just out on borrowed machinery to try to get some valuable championship points. All started off well in FP1 where I ended up 5th while trying to get used to the bike. FP2 I went quicker again but, I ended up 12th. After making a lot of setup changes for qualifying, I qualified 5th and went 2 seconds quicker than FP2. Looking forward to the race tomorrow at 12.35 where the plan is to get my head down and try to stay with the leaders! A massive thanks to Barry Sheehan for lending me his Game On Camps Kawasaki ZX6r as I had a problem with my own bike and to all my sponsors for their continued help and support!”

P5 9 Aaron CLIFFORD Yamaha - Clifford Racing 1:55.726
P7 69 Caolán IRWIN Yamaha - Irwin Racing 1:56.177
P11 55 Kevin KEYES Kawasaki - Team #109 1:56.574
P22 7 Aaron WRIGHT Yamaha - 1:58.091

Words: Andy Quinn

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