News for 2017
Cal Cooper Impresses in Round 2 of Pirelli 600 Superstock at Thruxton.
JDF Racing's 16 year old Manxman, Cal Cooper, backed up his fifth place finish at round one with an impressive seventh place in round two of the series.
Held on the fast Thruxton circuit Cooper, showed his potential on the fast tracks. Qualifying overall in ninth place the youngster had a good start and found himself in seventh place. However, as a result of a crash three quarters round the track resulting in a machine fire, the safety car was deployed. In the melee, Cooper found himself way back in eighteenth place at the restart. Having completed three of the fourteen laps Cooper had eleven laps to try and claw his way back into the major points.
Cooper made his way back toward the front in spectacular fashion carving through the field including passing four riders going into the final chicane two laps from the end of the race.
JDF Racing Team manager John Davies said "It was a bit overgeared. In the first qualifying Cal knocked almost 1.5 seconds off from start of qualifying to topping the leader board in Sunday warm up. So unless the lads behind him found a lot more time we believed he could consolidate a placing similar to round one. We are very pleased with his first venture into this very competitive class sat BSB and are looking forward to our home round at Oulton."
Cal expresses his thanks to Paul Dedman Performance, Richard Adams of Maxton Suspension, Dean Teversham Roofing Ltd, IoM Sports Institute and Peter Duke of Duke Video, Goodridge, Motul Oils, Pipe Werx, and Italian performance products Rizoma.