Beverley brothers Sam and Adam Christie claimed a credible fourth spot in the latest round of the British Sidecar Championship.
Held at Oulton Park, the brothers excelled setting a personal best at shaving 1.5 seconds off their previous best lap time.
Beverley brothers Sam and Adam Christie were using this round as extra track time due to a long break between World Championship rounds.
Practice and qualifying showed a few problems with the machine. However the Christie’s qualified 6th place amongst a strong 30 outfit grid. It was during this qualifying round they set their first best lap time.
The 12 lap race at Oulton Park has historically been a huge test for both the riders and machines. This is due to its fast and bumpy layout.
As the lights went out, the Christie’s made a great start moving up into 4th place. That start got them right on the back of the leading pack.
As the race settled down, the Christie’s held the 4th place made from the start setting a new personal best lap time.
Christie Brothers Dig Deep As They Battle To Earn Fourth Spot
The Beverley pairing had their work cut out with the pairing of Holden and Cain. They put them under pressure and passed them into the last corner on Lap 6.
However, the brothers soon bounced back with a slipstream manoeuvre. Coming out of the left-hand bend of Cascades. Holden and Cain didn’t give up with a pass on the brakes on the penultimate lap.
But on the final lap, Holden lost his passenger pushing the Christie brothers back up to fourth.
This was a great result for the Beverley duo in a strong field of teams. Team Christie Racing is next out in action at the second round of the British Championship at Brands Hatch over the 14-16 June.
The pair will certainly be looking to build on this success as they look to become a real force in the championship.