MOTORCYCLING: Don Gilbert grows in confidence after improved display

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MOTORCYCLING: Ifield motorcycle racer Don Gilbert took part in round 2 of the Thundersport GB National 600s after a crash in the first round at Brands Hatch.

Gilbert qualified in 19th place out of a total of 40 riders on Sunday morning.

Monday morning’s first race saw him to finish a solid 11th, and in the second race he finished a positive fifth place.

Don said: “I was disappointed to have qualified 19th, but every time I got on track, I was rebuilding confidence that was lost at Brands Hatch, and was shredding seconds off the lap times, and finished a good fifth place at a circuit that ive never been to before, looking forward to the next round at Snetterton.

“I am confident that we will be top-three contendors for that round.

“Thank you to my sponsors QED Property and Ravenol Oil.”

Gilbert will be appearing on Motors TV on Thursday, April 18 at 9.30pm.