Ryan Vickers says he is taking away the positives from another strong performance during the latest round of the British Superbike Championship [BSB] at Cadwell Park, despite curtailing his weekend with a crash while leading in Race 2.
The Norfolk rider looked on course for victory in Monday’s first encounter after establishing an early lead, only to crash out at Park after missing a gear.
Hurting his hand and wrist in the fall, Vickers was forced to sit out the remainder of the event and will undergo checks to determine the extent of the injury.
“I guess we will never know what was possible this weekend,” he wrote on Facebook. “Unfortunately I missed a gear into Park Corner while leading which caused me to go down. Gutted as I was super comfy all weekend and a small mistake at this type of circuit gives no room for error.
“I had to sit out Race 3 as I hurt my hand/wrist in the crash. I have further scans this week to understand the damaged and how I can get fixed up as quick as possible. But honestly one of the most enjoyable weekends of my career and I can’t thank the team for all the amazing work.”
Indeed, the crash was a sorry end to a weekend that was shaping up to become one of Vickers’ strongest performances in BSB after qualifying on pole position and challenging for victory in Race 1 en route to third.
“I led the first lap into Park but Glenn got past me so we sat behind him, trying to find a place to pass him, the bike is so quick,” he said after Race 1. “I went once to make a move to get past and I did but then he passed me back down the straight so I was thinking ‘what more can I do?’
“Coming into the last lap and unfortunately I came down the start-finish straight and I thought I had a gap behind me, so I was relaxing a bit and then Kyle came past at Park, so it was a bit of a mistake or miscommunication. It is what it is, I’m happy with P3.”