It was so good to be back on the Tuono today. It felt brilliant, and by the second session when the track was fully dry I was right in the groove.
Someone timed Andy Denyer at a best of 1m17.9s, which makes my best of 1m16.9s really encouraging. We’ll both go faster in qualifying tomorrow morning on fresh tyres, so we’ll see how it shakes out.
(Happy birthday Jim for last weekend!)
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.