I won the last Streetfighter race by 20 seconds, enjoying riding hard for
the hell of it.
Between us we took the decision not to go out for the last GP1 race. My rear
tyre is finished so I’d be off the pace and at risk of getting lapped by the
leaders who will be fighting for the championship. There’s nothing to be
gained and Rob’s road bike, amongst other things, at risk.
This has been a fantastic weekend and a perfect way to end the season.
I won the Streetfighters race comfortably and then fitted a new soft tyre
for GP1 which got me 12th and this lap time. That’s half a second off my
Streetfighter best and a frankly ridiculous time on one of these bikes. The
GSX-R felt so good to ride and I’ve never had so much fun getting my arse
kicked in a race.
Riding in the beautiful weather today was joy incarnate. The bike is working
brilliantly and is loads of fun.
In the long GP1 race I was 12th overall and 6th Superstock (kind of). Three
of us were covered by less than a second, though I was third of the trio. It
was great to fight with the GP1 bikes though.
Then, ten minutes later, I was back out in the Streetfighter race. This time
I had more pace thanks to getting pulled along in GP1 and running a softer
rear tyre, so I quickly pulled away and won by a massive 20 seconds.
I’m really looking forward to tomorrow but for now there’s a great evening
with friends to enjoy.
Back to winning ways! I got away and won by 7s. It feels great to win again
and it’s a reminder of just how tough GP1 really is. Two more races this
afternoon, GP1 first.
I got pole in Streetfighters by a second, which was nice, and qualified 13th
in GP1 despite going nearly a second quicker again. This looks like being a
real rollercoaster weekend. The sun is out and I’m simply happy to be here.