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Good racing and lots of unexpected spills and thrills. In BSB Sylvain Guintoli ended his day early with a crash on the sighting lap suffering a broken leg. Karl Harris had a sixth in race 1 but crashed out of red-flagged race 2 and was able to re-start on the spare bike only to crash again on the final lap; Josh Brookes also crashing out after the Fogarty Esses. Leon Camier cruised to a race 1 win after passing team-mate James Ellison at a quarter distance; Stuart Easton completed the podium. Problems in race 2 saw Camier at the back of the pack although he clawed his way back to 12th with a spirited ride leaving Ellison to claim the honours. Chris Walker hung on to a well-deserved and popular third place with Easton the meat in the sandwich. With a full day’s racing and no significant rain until the last race of the day (not much sun either) it is a shame that Donington have yet to address the poor facilities for race goers. With hopeless on-site signage, insufficient and inadequate toilets it seemed a long way from catering for a prestigious event. True there was the new Redgate stand although this did not seem popular (Silverstone gave free access to theirs last year) and work is in progress in the infield so we shall see. Celebratory burnouts appear to be a thing of the past replaced by extended wheelies; although the 125s struggled somewhat! Perhaps this is a nod to the environment through a reduced carbon footprint?

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