Gittings Aiming To Recreate Happy Snetterton Memories
Tuesday 26th April 2016 @ 10:55 by Mark Phillip
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Manchester motorcycle ace Adam Gittings is targeting a Bank Holiday to remember as he aims to rekindle positive memories at Snetterton this weekend.

The Norfolk track saw Gittings secure his first ever points in Thundersport GB 12 months ago.

Now the 23-year-old from Hyde – who began this season with a fifth place finish at Brands Hatch – is hoping for similar success in the Pre-National Sport 600 Championship on Sunday and Monday.

Gittings, who is sponsored by leading builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “I quite like Snetterton. It’s a nice, flowing circuit with a very long back straight and some tight corners so it’s important to get the suspension set-up and the gearing right.

“We will have a full day of testing on Saturday which will be the chance to get lots of laps in and make sure everything is spot on for qualifying and the races on Sunday and Monday.

“Last season, Snetterton gave us our first Thundersport points so that’s a very positive memory to feed off this weekend and hopefully we can have more success and improve on that.”

Gittings will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing weekend at Donington last time out

After qualifying in 20th, Gittings finished 16th and 19th on the first day but he crashed out at Craner Curves in practice on the second morning, ruling him out of race three and, with the bike not handling well after repairs, forcing an early finish to race four.

“We were hoping for more after the fifth place finish at Brands Hatch but things didn’t go to plan,” added Gittings.

“A lot of people were having problems around Craners and, even though we got the bike repaired in time for the last race, when we started racing it felt very unstable and I decided to call it a day rather than risk any further damage.

“We have worked on it since and it seems much more balanced now so we are looking forward to getting going at Snetterton.”