TOM TUNSTALL left Oulton Park happy with the debut performance of his new look team.
The Doodson Motorsport Team set solid foundations for the rest of the season after fielding a new two rider team at the Cheshire circuit.
Following the mid-season switch to Honda machinery a second CBR1000RR Fireblade was built in the space of a week as the team welcomed aboard David Anthony for the latest round of the British Superbikes championship.
With a three race schedule ‘Aussie Dave’s’ acclimatisation was cut short after being knocked off by Alistair Seeley after only three laps of qualifying – although the Australian was uninjured the bike cart-wheeled through the gravel trap.
Anthony retired during the first race with a technical issue, while team owner Tunstall continued to build confidence, finishing 19th.
Race two saw Anthony knock another second off his lap time taking 18th at the flag with Tunstall hampered by his bike set-up two places behind.
The final race saw Tunstall retire on the opening lap after his bike misfired, while Anthony was embroiled in a five way scrap for 19th but missed out on another top 20 finish.
“When you think that it was our first meeting with two riders, two bikes, and a new team structure, I’m pleased with how the team worked and we’ve some good foundations to build on,” said Tunstall.