It seems like forever ago that we were at Brands Hatch, however with life slowly returning to normal, or transitioning into the new normal, Lamonde Automation Sponsored #232, Matt Wetherell was back in action at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. Cadwell is known as a Mini-Nürburgring, due to it’s changing elevation and tight turns, making it a challenging circuit and a favourite of Matt’s. Last year, Matt set a class lap record that had stood for 7 years, so hopes were high for a successful weekend of racing. The weekend started with practise on Friday – at around >34°C, a very warm Continue reading Race Report from Round 2 – Cadwell Park. August 2020
Not being one to rest on his laurels, Matt, having finished the 2019 season as the Minitwins Rookie champion at the last meeting in October 2019 knew that he could be doing even better, so over the winter, he enlisted the help of renowned motorcycle road racing coach Mike ‘Spike” Edwards who coached Matt in Andalucia, Spain. Also over the winter, Matt acquired a second bike so he now has a “wet” and “dry” bike to suit race conditions rather than frantic tyre changes and suspension tweaks of last year; the rookie championship-winning bike becoming the wet bike and the Continue reading Race Report from Round 1 – Brands Hatch Indy. March 2020
Round 9 and Bemsee were at Brands Hatch in Kent, Brands is considered the spiritual home of Bemsee and is the track they end the season on. Matt started the weekend with 555 points with closest contender, Tommy Downes on 468, a good finish in race one on Saturday would clinch the rookie title for Matt, but this is racing, anything can happen and it ain’t over til it’s over! Matt’s first race, race 10 on the program was started, however a start line collision meant it was red flagged to be re-run later on in the program. Having qualified Continue reading Race Report from Round 9 – Brands Hatch Indy. October 2019
Round 7, held 3rd/4th August saw Lamonde Automation sponsored Matt at the famous Cadwell Park circuit, a favourite of riders and spectators alike. This is the second time that the minitwins have raced at Cadwell this year. Saturday morning, Matt, qualified 5th on the grid with a 1:41.806, the rookie lap record has stood at 1:41.1 since 2012, set by Ashley Buxton. Race 1, Matt got off to a flying start and was in 4th position into the first corner, however, a start-line incident caused the race to be red-flagged. Mark Taylor, who was 4th on the grid had stalled, Continue reading Race Report from Round 7 – Cadwell Park. August 2019
Last weekend saw BMRC (Bemsee) at the famous Brands Hatch GP circuit – always a popular meeting as there are limited races carried out on the extended GP circuit compared to the shorter “Indy” circuit. Lamonde Automation Sponsored Minitwins rookie, #232 Matt Wetherell qualified 8th on the grid for the first race of the weekend for him (race 9) which put him in the middle of row 3 with a qualifying time of 1:42.227, placing him 5 places in front of close rookie rival, Dan Thomas and 8 ahead of Tommy Downes who’d had some issues with his bike. There Continue reading Race Report from Round 6 – Brands Hatch GP Circuit. July 2019
Round 4, held at the famous Donington Park National circuit, saw Lamonde Automation sponsored Matt Wetherell starting the weekend leading the MRO Minitwin (rookie) championship with 225 points, with closest rival, the young, talented Tommy Downes on 186 points. Achieving two very close second places in Races 1 & 2 and bagging the win in race 3, Matts lead has been closed down a bit by Tommy, now on 256 points and Matt on 285. The next round is at Snetterton, 8th/9th June 2019, you can follow Matt’s Racing on Facebook here.
This weekend saw Lamonde Automation sponsored Matt Wetherell at the well-known Lincolnshire circuit, Cadwell Park. The weather was dismal, wet, windy and everything in between, interspersed with sudden dry spells, which made tyre choice the order of the day. Those of you familiar with Cadwell Park will no doubt know about “the mountain”, where it’s not unusual for bikes to loft the front wheel as they crest the rise… Matt qualified 7th overall, and 1st rookie, placing him in the 3rd row on the grid for race 1. Race 1 for Matt was spent battling with Kevin Lilley, Matt finished Continue reading Race Report from Round 3, Cadwell Park. April 2019