The pace at the teams home race of Catalunya did not show any signs of slowing down, with the pole position lap being a whole 1.3 seconds faster than ever before round the Montmelo circuit. Kev qualified in third position and was confident of making a good race.
Second into the first corner, things were off to a good start but after dropping to fourth, then to fifth after a near collision at the beginning of lap two, things were becoming very risky. There was a five way battle for the lead which soon dropped to four, all of whom had led the race. It was then down to three with one of the riders crashing out and with all the slipstreaming and hard breaking at this circuit it appeared that nobody could escape at the front.
Kev decided to wait his time and with two laps to go moved through to second place. It was only at this moment did Kev realise that the race leader was farther in front than he had thought and now Kev had a gap of over a second to make up in the final two laps. Kev gave his all, putting in the fastest lap and lap record on the final lap but it was not enough for the victory. He crossed the finish line just 0.2 seconds behind the race winner.
By far the most exciting and hard fought race of the year, Kev was a bit disappointed to have missed out on the top step and by such a small amount but he and the team were pleased with how he rode and that they had pulled farther in front in the championship table.
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