I rode the loaned Honda Firestorm again today, and used the warm-up session to work on the suspension. By adding loads of preload the ground clearance improved loads and I felt like I could really ride it. By the end of the day I was two seconds faster than the first time I rode it.
That put me right in the mix and I had good scraps in each race, netting sixth and fifth in the class. I’m pleased with that as I rode my heart out and scored a total of 29 points, which is useful damage limitation as I turn my attention to staying top three overall.
I’ll write more soon. For now, thanks to the many people that helped this weekend, most especially Rob Garland for his bike.
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.