That’s how much I lost the race by, having been mugged at the Hairpin on the last lap and almost repassing by the line. Carl Marsden won, I was about a metre behind and half alongside him. That’s now three winners in three races and something extra to play for in this afternoon’s final outing.
The pace was fierce – by best lap was 55.5s and Carl’s 55.2s, both on the last lap when I made a mistake. I’d led for five laps after passing Chris Matthews who’d made another blinding entry into the first corner.
The bike is fantastic so I’m looking forward to race four.
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.