After the stress and drama of race one, the second race was a lot more straightforward though still tough. From pole I grabbed the lead, put my head down, and stayed there to the flag. Andy Denyer pushed me quite hard this time, especially as it started raining a little, but I was able to keep a gap. Well done to him and Chris Matthews who took a great pair of third places in some of the best Streetfighter racing yet.
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.