The season reaches its finale this weekend at Rockingham Motor Speedway. It
feels like it’s gone by so fast, so this will be a round to savour ahead of
the long winter.
The championship may be gone, but my second overall is far from secure after
two rounds without the mighty Tuono under me. Chris Matthews and Keith Smith
are 38 and 49 points behind me respectively so, following the repair bill
from the crash at Brands, I can’t afford a mistake in any sense.
Wins are the aim, as always, but this time there’s a slightly different
motivation. One or more wins at Rockingham will ensure that I end the season
with the most victories – needless to say I want all four. I haven’t won a
race since Snetterton way back in July, and that sucks. I really want to end
the year on a high. There’s no better way to thank my brilliant sponsors and
supporters, and to feel good through the off-season.
The Tuono is ready to go and looking good again. Thanks to Ian at I N
Competition and Chris at Moto46 for their help sourcing parts.
A big group of family, friends and sponsors are coming to Rockingham. It’s
always brilliant to have support at the track and I’ll try to put on a
proper show and give them all something to cheer about.
Wish me luck one more time for the year.
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.