Matt falls but Dragon Racing optimistic after promising start


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The Jones racing brothers have made an exciting return to the circuit in the undercard for the 2021 British Superbike Race series at Donington Park.

Matt and David, who live in Rhyl, represented their Dragon Racing family team in a double title race at the World Superbikes Support Class Series on Saturday, July 3.

Rydal Penrhos alumni, who both won the Wirral 100 Champions while big brother David competed in the Isle of Man TT, were confident for the race after successful practice sessions on Friday.

In the first race, Matt set a personal best of 1.38.4 and secured 15th place on the 43 driver grid and achieved consistent lap times to reach a new personal best of 1.37.9 and the fourth place in its category.

Meanwhile, David had a solid race with a good battle to finish sixth overall, between legends Chris Walker and John McGuiness.

In race two, David put in another strong performance as he battled for a podium spot when a slight error in judgment on his braking caused him to come forward and crash.

Matt saw his brother crash not too far in front of him and unfortunately at this point he was passed by another runner causing him to run wide and lose a few spots, finishing 14th.

Father and former racer John is the team’s chief mechanic and mom Debbie takes care of the front desk, while Matt’s wife Jen leads support and pit lane design.

“We’re leaving Donington in a strong position,” Jen said. “Even though David is lower in the overall championship standings than he would have hoped, we have a strong bike setup.”

The series moves to Brands Hatch in two weeks.

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