I've started racing this year and seem able to start with the bunch no problem at all on circuit races so far - I've not been dropped at all in 4 races.
Where I seem to struggle is the crunch time with a lap or two to go, the burst of acceleration that happens as the final move is made.
My first race at Stourport I was slow on the acceleration after getting on the front a lap or two early, got myself back up the bunch to about 5th wheel into the final hairpin and then finished back in 13th. Second race in Leamington was scuppered by a big crash two corners from the finish, third race the same day, a group of 9 went off the front and I sprinted in for 11th (so annoying!). Last Saturday in Solihull I ended up dragging the field round from the 5 laps to go mark to 1.5 laps to go and finished in the bunch about 20th with no sprint left.
I feel like I'm on the edge of a decent result as I'm never clinging on for dear life and feel quite comfortable during races but there's clearly a piece of tactical know-how that I'm missing out on at the death.
Are there any tips from the more experienced guys as to how I can finish races off better?