After the ferocity of the first race today, I was more than a little nervous before the second. I got a good start but missed a gear again and let four bikes past, but regrouped instantly passing one on the outside into turn one, another on the back straight, and then McNealey’s KTM around the outside into the Gooseneck. On the second lap I caught and passed Denyer for the lead and charged hard to get away, setting a new lap record of 1m37.1s in the process.
This time I was able to build a gap and in the end I won by seven seconds. I’m so happy to clean sweep the weekend, especially with the high standard of opposition. I now have a 19pt lead in the championship too.
Thanks to everyone that supports me and makes it possible, from family to sponsors S&B Automotive and White Dalton. All of your support means the world to me.
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.