This feels so good to write – I won. That’s the first win since July for various reasons, and it was by 8.5 seconds.
I got a poor start and slipped to fourth, but passed Smith and Denyer on the first lap and Morley at the start of the second. After that I put my head down, did smooth and quick laps and pulled away.
If I finish ahead of Smith in the next race then I’ll secure second overall in the championship. Even better, this win means that I’ll definitely end the season with the most wins and that means a lot.
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.