After a difficult start the weather today turned out to be fantastic. The same can be said of my race. From 32nd on the grid I had to battle hard to make up ground but came up smiling with another second place. That was especially pleasing today we’re doing eight laps not nine. I don’t think I’ve ever raced as hard.
Brilliantly, Nigel scored another podium in class B, after a tough scrap and working his way past four other B bikes. His progress from total novice to tough competitor has been incredible to watch and there’s more to come.
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.