Motorcycle Blog

Not a great day, but I’m ok.
I was leading at half distance in race one and had just set a new lap record, when a backmarker bike’s engine blew, dumping oil all over the track, and i was first one there. I crashed at around 80mph, slid across a kerb and rolled over the grass. Five others crashed too.
I got up in case there were more bikes heading my way, but my lower back hurt so I lay down again. That prompted a trip to the medical centre for a check over by the brilliant staff there. I’m only a bit knocked about though.
The bike isn’t so good. I don’t know the full extent of the damage, but it isn’t rideable this weekend and it will be a challenge to sort it by the next round in two weeks.
I was just about to pack up and go home, when Mark Hooper turned up with Rob Garland’s spare bike. “Here you go,” he said. It’s a converted Honda Firestorm and it would do very nicely to get me on the grid and score a few points. We rushed to get ready and change the numbers, and I lined up a most unlikely bike on pole position.
After a steady start I got used to it and did ok, finishing 12th overall and 8th in class for eight points. I think 6th might be possible tomorrow.
The championship is almost certainly out of reach now, so I’m aiming to make sure I can finish in the top three overall. I’d like to make sure I have the most race wins too.
All the best everyone.

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.

Recent Comments

The rules are simple. How they apply is not. For expert help call us on 0800 783 6191

Back to top Back to top