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Ben Townley has a tough day at Unadilla.

Edited copy courtesy of Glen Dempsey, Synergy-Sport.

Great track conditions made for an exciting days racing however Townley was disappointed not to be part of the leading bunch in both motos as his 7-9 score gave him 6th overall for the day.

Grabbing a good start in moto 1, Townley was comfortably positioned behind James Stewart as he gave chase in the opening stages of the race. As Stewart passed Andrew short, Townley maintained his 5th spot for a wa while until he made some mistakes allowing Brett Metcalfe and Josh Grant to get by.

A similar fate awaited Townley in moto 2 as he held 6th spot for quite some time, before losing some places towards the end of the 30 min + 2 lap race.

"This has been a really tough day for me” admitted Townley. "I had limited riding preparation coming into the event and I guess the two weeks I had off the bike after my crash in Washougal have caught me out. I just could not find my rythym in either moto and did not want to go over my capabilities. We tried to find some settings that worked for me during the motos but it didn’t seem to help. Looking at the positive side I know where I can improve and we’ll be working hard this week to make sure I have the best setup for Southwick next weekend. I’m looking forward to riding in the sand again!”















Ben Townley: Photo courtesy of Glen Dempsey at Synergy-Sport.