I’m third on the grid for this weekend. That’s a little disappointing in itself, but it was the first time I’d ever ridden the bike in the dry. The other two have done lots of testing so I’ll try not to beat myself up too much. There are some tyre and brake issues to look at too.
The bike feels great though and I’m sure there’s loads to come from it and from me.
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.