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Thundersport GB 500 | Round 1 Donington Park

4:00pm

In his second race of the day, Jordan Ashington made it a 6th place in the Thundersport 500 Freshman and Cup 2 second behind the winner Brett Hayley who finished in 14:25:31.

That gave Ashington another 2nd place in the Thundersport 500 Cup class.


11:53am

Jordan Ashington on the left of the picture receiving his trophy for coming second in the Thundersport 500 Cup Class

Jordan Ashington on the podium for coming second in the Thundersport 500 Cup Class  in his first race of the day, with a much-improved performance on yesterday.

Disappointment from the Jordz Racing team who are seething after HB Motorcycles, who had promised Jordan their number one bike for the season, gave him their number two bike which had been suffering from engine problems. So the team had to work on it last night.


11:33am

Jordan Ashington during this mornings warm up

What a difference a day makes in Jordz Racing….. Jordan comes 5th in his first race of the day in the Thundersport 500 Freshmans and Cup. Brett Haley came first in 14.11.34, Rick Jenkinson second, in 14:23:92 and Martin Bazeley in third place in a time of 14:24:37.

Jordan finished in 14:29:10 which would have got him a 27th place in Thundersport 500 Elite, Sportmens & Seniors. So still some improvement needed to get that top ten position in the Elite Class.


SUNDAY 25 MARCH 2018


16:56pm

Jordan Ashington (194) attempting to get past Andy Manchester (84)

Jordan Ashington has finished in 20th place in his second race of the day in the Thundersport 500 Freshmans and Cup. He was 1 min behind the winner O’Toole (Honda) who finished in 11:24, with Hayley (Honda) moving into second place 30 seconds behind, and in third place Burgess (32 secs behind).

Ashington started in 33rd place on the grid.


12:45pm

Jordan Ashington has finished 23rd in the Thundersport 500 Freshmans and Cup Race after starting 31st on the grid following this morning’s disappointing qualifying session which Jordz Racing has put down to an engine problem.

The winner was O’Toole (Honda) finished in 14:38:01, 2nd was Whale (Honda) just 6.455 seconds behind and in third was Haley (Honda) just 10.548 seconds behind.


12:38pm

Lap 7 – Ashington is now in 27th position.


12:35pm

Lap 4 – Jordan’s managed to make up 4 places and is currently in 32nd position out of 38.


12:30pm

And Joradn’s first race of the day is underway and he is currently in 36th position in the Thundersport 500 Freshman and Cup Race, dropping 5 positions in the first lap, an indication that the problem with the bike’s engine has not been fixed since qualifying.


12:18pm

It’s just been confirmed that Jordan Ashington will start in 31st place on the grid in the Thundersport 500 Freshman and Cup Race after he failed to qualify for the Thundersport 500 Elite. The race gets underway at 12:30pm with live timings available from here.


11:25 pm

Ashington fails to qualify in the Thundersport GB 500

Jordan Ashington on the red bike during this mornings qualifying

Bradford’s Jordan Ashington has failed to qualify for today’s races in the Thundersport GB 500 class after suffering power problems

He came 48th during this mornings qualification in the Thundersport GB 500 class. He started well in 11th place but after two laps he just lost pace and went backwards from that point qualifying with a best time of 1:40:70 some 11 seconds behind the leader Bardell with a time of 1:29:05. Waistnage qualified second in a time of 1:29:18 and Frear was third in a time of 1:30:53.

This means Ashington will take part in the Thundersport GB 500 Freshman & Cup Class but will start from the back of the grid

Yesterday’s testing didn’t go quite to plan and missed the first two sessions after a leak was detected in the fuel tank and had to be changed.

Jordan’s first race will now be at 12:30pm with live timings available from here.