Cecil Keeling was one of the select few racers who showed up to Hallett Motor Racing Circuit for the first annual running The Invite presented by Dunlop and registered in the 1000cc classes. The Suzuki rider signed up to compete in the 1000 Superbike Shoot-Out class as well as the 1000 Expert Superbike class, the only difference being the length of the races. Keeling looked to adapt quickly to the circuit in practice and immediately got into the swing of things as racing got underway and rode to a 4th place finish in the first of four 1000 Superbike Expert races, setting a best time of 1:24.42. Keeling continued to make improvements race by race as he was exposed to more and more time on the track, finishing in 3rd place in both the second and third races, as well as breaking the 1:20 barrier with a 1:19.75 lap time. In the fourth race, Keeling shaved another few tenths off his personal best time and finished in 4th position with the final podium spot only one second ahead of him. The first 1000cc Shoot-Out race didn’t go as planned as Keeling only made it two laps around the circuit before he had to call it quits, but he made up for it in the second race with more fast lap times near the 1:20 mark as well as another impressive 3rd place finish to his name, awarding him 3rd place overall in the process.