Phew. I won the second race, but it was the hardest yet. I found it difficult to do the times from qualifying so Denyer was all over me like pink on a pig. I can’t even remember how many times we swapped places, and the overtakes were getting increasingly imaginative – round the outside on the brakes into Russell’s chicane was a highlight.
The points gap now stands at 22, which feels better. Tomorrow will be hard because there’s no way Denyer will let this go. I can’t wait.
Third went to Keith Smith, who nipped past Chris Matthews out of the last corner. Well done to both of them.
To sign off, here’s a pic of Thundersport’s youngest fan, Chris’s five-month-old daughter Lola.
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.