It’s cold and wet at Cadwell Park, so I’m writing this huddled in the back of my box trailer wearing all the warm clothes I can fit over my leathers.
The good news is that wet practice is probably what I need the most as I’ve so little experience of racing in the wet on proper wet tyres. So far it’s going pretty well.
Last night I had a real bit of luck. The small paddock was rammed and spilling into grass fields long before I arrived, but a big truck left just as I pulled in. The exceptionally nice chaps at Rod Harwin Racing shuffled a van for me, and hey presto I’ve got some hard standing. It makes all the difference, so big thanks to them and to Lee for spotting the van leave.
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.