I’ll keep this short because I’m out again soon, and I’m still gutted about the race.
I ran off the track on the second lap after the forks bottomed out under braking and sent me wide. I rejoined in tenth place and then fought back as hard as possible, reaching third just 3.2s behind winner Denyer and 1.5s back from second placed Smith who produced a great ride. The only consolation was getting the fastest lap of the race.
My tyres were a bit shot, so I’ve splashed out on a new set of soft rubber just for the last race. I’m mad now and I want to win more than anything.
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.