RAIN STOPS PLAY AT OULTON
Krystal Racing Space Air suffered another fruitless weekend after today's round of the Metzler Racetec National Superstock Championship at Oulton Park was abandoned due to torrential rain.
The cancellation marks the second in as many race meetings, as the British weather continues to play havoc with the series, just a fortnight after Knockhill's event was also rained-off.
Today's race had begun on schedule with rain and a wet track, but was red-flagged at the start of Lap Four as the rain got heavier, posing a safety risk at the Cheshire circuit. A track inspection 15 minutes later ruled it was unsafe, and the race was abandoned.
Team rider Lee Jackson had been running in seventh spot when the red flag came out. The 32-year-old from Lincoln has started from 11th on the grid, but had moved up four places by the end of the first lap. He was chasing down Brendan Roberts when the race was stopped, and had been looking strong.
Team owner Tony Astle was disappointed with the outcome. "I understand we have to stop these races on the grounds of safety, but I think we could have run out there to be honest. It is pretty frustrating to have two races in a row cancelled, especially when you think about how much hard work goes into these weekends by the whole team. It is disappointing to come away with nothing again.
"We have to just wait and see if and where we will get another race later this year. We've already got an extra race at Donington after Knockhill's cancellation, so it looks like it could be a very busy end to the season for us."
Krystal Racing Space Air's next championship outing will be at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire over the weekend August 10-12.