It seemed especially unlikely, but from 31st on the grid I won the first race. I crossed the line at the end of the first lap in third place and knew then that a win was possible.
With the BST wheels fitted, the bike is fantastic. I’ll need to push hard to have a chance of a repeat win in race two. Matthews now knows that he needs to go for it from the start. Wish me luck.
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.