A desperately late tyre change meant I arrived at the grid on cold tyres and out of breath. The weather is not my friend this weekend.
I took the first lap steady to get the tyres hot and lost four places in the process, then set about catching and passing those in front. It was also a learning experience as I’ve never raced at Cadwell before and the track felt a bit different at full speed.
I made up the places by lap four of the shortened six-lap race, and even managed to pull a gap to win by three seconds. Best of all, I set the fastest lap by 1.1 seconds which bodes well for the rest of the weekend.
Race two is in 40mins. I’ll post up the news asap after.
The 2008 season was my novice year, and I entered Thundersport’s top class, GP1, on a GSX-R1000 K4. Racing on a shoestring, with no back-up at all and riding the oldest bike on the grid, I scored strong results against fierce competition. These performances earned recognition and praise from commentators, organisers, and rivals alike, culminating in the club’s Rookie Of The Year award.