Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team’s Sheridan Morais aims to have a better day following two huge crashes as a wildcard entry in the eighth round of the MCE British Superbikes Championship at Brands Hatch.
The current South African Superbike Champion is the replacement rider for the injured Makoto Tamada and is proving his ability on track with him at the top of the timing sheets in a position no lower than third place in every session throughout the weekend.
The first of three races that took place on Saturday afternoon didn’t go to plan
with him having his second major crash of the weekend demolishing another bike. Fortunately only a little battered and bruised Morais will excitably be on top form for Sunday’s races.
Morais said: “I got a good session this morning in the warm up, the bike is great and I feel we are in a good position for the races. I’ve had two crashes, both bikes were written off, they both went over the fence. The guys have been fantastic they worked until late and have done a great job. I love the team and we all get on well.”
“I love this paddock, the atmosphere is good and people are really nice. Leon [Camier] is a monster like the Hulk," Morias said laughing out loud. "The team are trying to redeem themselves after Worlds at Donington. We have now improved the bike so much to be able to challenge and Broc [Parkes] did that yesterday.”
“I didn’t get a good start, I had a problem on the track as I am quite short I struggled [due to track elevation]. I had a bit of a silly lap I was trying to challenge another rider and high sided. The races are 20 laps today so I just need to chill out and get into a rhythm.”
It was known that the team would shake up the results and entertain in which Morais has done, but not quite as planned. There is no doubt there will be more to come, hopefully with him seeing the chequered flags.