Perrin secures his first points finish

Jamie Perrin
Jamie Perrin

JAMIE PERRIN believes he has finally got the ball rolling after getting his first points finish of the year in the National Superstock 600 Championship.

Perrin, from Kettering, finished 14th in race two at the latest round of the series at Donington Park and picked up two championship points as a result.

It was a big improvement on his race one result, when he came home 24th.

But he feels that, having finally opened his account, he will now pick up points regularly.

“It was a good feeling to finally score points and I think we have deserved it,” said the Grant Racing/Com Log Performance Yamaha man.

“We have been a bit unlucky at the start of the season, to be perfectly honest and I don’t think the results have reflected the good work we’ve done.

“I’ve had a couple of crashes which were down to misfortune and we’ve just been edged out in close battles for points positions in races.

“It’s very close in the midfield and we’ve just not got the breaks in there until Donington which saw our luck change a bit and it made it a good weekend.”

Perrin is now looking forward to the next round at Snetterton at the end of the month when he feels he can add more points to his tally.

“It was a case of getting my confidence back and having the confidence to go for it and ride fast again after a couple of crashes and that was there at Donington,” he continued.

“I think this has got the ball rolling now for us and we will go on to challenge regularly for the points positions now.

“Hopefully, if I can keep improving like I did at Donington, it won’t be too long before we are challenging for the top 10 in races.

“That’s certainly the aim for us and I don’t see why we can’t get there pretty soon.”

Alex Olsen (Haribo Starmix Triumph) won race one ahead of Ben Burke (Seton Tuning Yamaha) and Jake Dixon (Moto-Breakers Yamaha).

Burke then won race two from James Rose (Moto-Breaker Yamaha) and Lee Jackson (Chris Walker Kawasaki).

Rose leads the championship by a point from Dixon with Burke four points further back in third.