David Allingham and EHA Racing Team will take the positives from a tough weekend as wildcards in the World Supersport Championship. The Ulsterman showed strong pace and maturity throughout, and despite having to retire from Sunday’s race at Donington Park with a mechanical – the Ulsterman never stopped smiling throughout. He is now looking forward to getting back to the ‘day job’ at the next British Supersport round in just over two weeks’ time at Knockhill in Scotland.
Speaking of his World Superbike experience, where he was running at the lower end of the points aboard his EHA Racing Yamaha before retiring, the Eglinton ace said:
“I was really looking forward to getting to race at world level, unfortunately, it didn’t turn out the way myself and the team had hoped. I was quite strong through the first three sectors but really struggled in the last two; then a technical issue in the race forced me to retire. But to come away safe and ready to battle for a championship title this season in the Dickies British Supersport series is keeping me majorly motivated. Massive thanks to all my personal sponsor’s team sponsors. We live to fight another day.
Allingham currently holds second place in the British Supersport Championship standings with EHA Racing after the opening three rounds and is now looking ahead to round four at Knockhill in Scotland at the start of June.
Team Manager Gail Allingham said:
This was a great opportunity for David and the team to compete at world level. It was a learning curve for us all and one that we thoroughly enjoyed. Of course it was disappointing not to finish the race, but hopefully, David will have learned from the experience and we can build on it and continue with our British Championship campaign. Thanks to the team for their hard this weekend and to our sponsors that made this happen.
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