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Australian Formula Extreme Championship - Wakefield Park
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jul 2010, 02:38 PM »
DARREN LEWIS CLEAN SWEEPS PROTWINS F2 FX NATIONALS AND AFXC, WAKEFIELD PARK

It was a superb start to the year for Darren Lewis on the Ducati 848 contesting Round 1of the Australian Formula Xtreme Pro Twins Championship at Wakefield Park.

A full day of practice on Friday gave us time to set the bike up with the new Dunlop D211 slick which had never been tried on the machine before with relatively minor changes to the set up needed.

Saturday was the first round of the FX Nationals and Protwins was first up for Qualifying. We were able to put the 848 on the second row with the opportunity to improve with a progressive grid throughout the days racing.
The 3 races for the Nationals had Darren fighting with the F1 bikes for the top 5 all day with the smaller capacity 848 harassing the bigger Ducati 1198?s and dicing with the new Aprillia RSV4R. The last race of the day and Darren got a ripper start and was up in the top 4 putting some consistent times in to finish 4th only to be handed a 10 second penalty for a jump start bumping him back to 5th outright but still 1st place in Protwins F2 for round 1 of the Nationals.

The Australian Formula Xtreme Championship was the headliner for Sunday?s activities with Championship status, Television, Grid girls and a strong field of class act riders. Protwins was again first up for qualifying, Darren made some changes to the set up and was able to run through qualifying in pole position until the end of the session when young Ryan McLauchlan on the NCVT 1198S took pole for the first race of the day with Darren in second.
Race one was a cracker and with the AVE onboard camera stuck to both Darren?s 848 and Richard Liminton?s 1198S, the pair put on a race long battle that had the crowd and commentators enthralled. Richard got the better of Darren buy race end by only .6 of a second for 4th place.
Race 2 and Darren got another great start only to have the gear lever peg come loose and fall off on the second lap with Darren adapting to the gear changes with only the lever itself, getting home in 5th and still 1st F2. With a new gear lever we were out for the last race and another battle with Liminton (Richard) to the end had us finish behind him for 4th outright and again 1st in F2.

We travel to Winton in the first week of June for the next round of FX National and AFXC. This gives us time to ?freshin? up? the 848 as it has done 2 seasons and over 3000 race k?s without pulling it down, a testament to the Ducati brand and reliability.
Team Lewis at Wakefield was;
Darren, Kim and Henry

Thanks to the NCVT boys for allowing us to pit with them and lending a helping hand when needed and without our personal sponsors,

 SPYKE  * SHOEI * MOTOW  * MOTO MASTER * SHELL * RACE BIKE SERVICES * SYDNEY CUSTOM SPRAY PAINTING * TUBBY SIGNS

Racing would be but a dream.

Bow to the flag marshals,

DARREN LEWIS
Mvlti svnt vocati, pavci vero electi

 

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