With a gap of seven weeks between round one of the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship at Oulton Park and round two at Brands Hatch Paasch has been Stateside. There he took part in round four of the MotoAmerica Supersport class for TSE Racing at the beginning of June. The fourth round was at the 4-mile long Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where Paasch was up against a field of 31 other riders in the Supersport class.
On board the black and pink Yamaha YZF-R6 of TSE Racing he was fourth quickest finishing 1.862 seconds behind PJ Jacobsen in the forty minute free practice session. Hi best lap was a 2:23.622.
Riding with the number 21 rather than his usual 96 in the British Moto3 series, Paasch then went on to finish 8th in Q1 with a time of 2:21.714. The second qualifying session was early the following day. Paasch clocked 2:35.508 putting him second in the session. After combining the times his position in Q1 would be where he would line up on the grid.
The first 21 lap race went the way of Hayden Gillim with the first three separated by just 0.687 seconds. Paasch finished 7th, less than a second behind four-time AMA Superbike Champion Joshua Hayes. However, the rider and team were disappointed with 7th so made some changes to the bike for race two.
Bobby Fong took the win in race two. The Suzuki rider finished 0.357 seconds ahead of teammate Sean Dylan Kelly. Hayden Gillim was third this time round. PJ Jacobsen was six seconds behind the leaders in fourth.
Brandon Paasch crossed the finish line in fifth place leading Richie Escalante across the line. In this final race of the meeting Paasch set his fastest lap of the weekend with a 2:19.870.
Motostar Action Awaits
Paasch returns to British Moto3 action on 14-16 June on the GP circuit at Brands Hatch. Riding with Jamie Davis for the FPW Racing team, he has had the perfect start to the season with two victories from the opening two races.
In the opening race at Oulton Park he rode to a comfortable win finishing over two seconds ahead of Scott Swann. In the second race of the weekend it was a tighter affair but Paasch held off both Dan Jones and Scott Swann to make it two wins from two races.