Storm Stacey Blows Through Teesside

Storm Stacey in action at Teesside Autodrome

Making one of his semi-regular appearances in the Tripz British Supermoto Championship, BSB’s Storm Stacey riding for the Automotive Solutions Team, notched up a third place and two wins on his way to overall victory at Teeside Autodrome.

Torrential rain overnight ensured tricky conditions and plummeting lap times as track conditions improved throughout the day. Stacey started strong during a soaking qualifying session, just pipping a stunning Oli Pope in the last seconds of Superpole.

Big wheelspin from Pope almost caused carnage at the start as he speared across the track, temporarily relegating the pole-sitter to fourth at South Bank, but it wasn’t long before Stacey was back in front and building a unassailable lead. Even a crash at the dirt section couldn’t relieve him of first place on his way to an eight second lead going into the final lap - helped no doubt by a race long scrap between Jamie Duncan and Richard Blakeman for 2nd - and a glorious victory in Race 1.

Despite much improved conditions, Race 2 wasn’t quite so simple. An absolute beast of a start from Duncan from P2 grabbed him the holeshot, with Stacey getting swamped by the pack, tagged into turn 1 and pushed wide. Desperate to reclaim 1st, a slightly over-ambitious move to the inside into the dirt section saw the BSB Starline Racing Kawasaki rider hit the deck for the second time in as many races, relegating him to 14th place. A stunning recovery ride wasn’t enough to overcome Richard Blakeman (P1) and Jay Smith (P2), with Stacey bringing home his Automotive Solutions Husqvarna in 3rd.

In the final race of the day under the glorious early-evening sun, Stacey eased to a second race win of the day, securing an overall win for Round 2.