The first images from Cadwell Park are now in my photo gallery thanks to
speedy service from PLJphoto.com. Check it out, there are some great shots
The points table has been updated too, and I’ve now included the
Streetfighter B class points too since Nigel’s excellent weekend propelled
him to third overall.
If you take a look at the bikes listed in the top five of Streetfighter A,
you may notice a pattern. Since Matthews and I started collecting wins on
our GSX-R750s from the start of the year a couple more have appeared.
Plaskitt and Andrew have both switched since Pembrey and bought identical K6
models to mine. What do they say about imitation being the sincerest form of
flattery? It’s bound to make for some close racing too, and no excuses for
With my background in bike testing, and having run a 750 K6 on the road in
2006, I worked out that it would be the best bike for the class as soon as I
looked at the rules. I raced an Aprilia Tuono last year because Aprilia were
kind enough to loan one to me, and it was good, but always in the back of my
mind I knew exactly what I’d choose. The lightweight, ideal power,
close-ratio gearbox and slipper clutch are just some of the reasons the
GSX-R750 K6 is ripe for conversion. It wasn’t hard to convince my sponsor
Rob from RJW Consult either – he has one on the road himself.
The other bit of news is that the Donington round in July has been postponed
to October 22-24. The circuit now has a new leaseholder and the investment
necessary to restore it to its former glory. ThundersportGB will be the
first club to race there.
Finally, welcome back to Keith ‘Churchill’ Smith, pictured. He won his first
race back with a typically classy ride in the wet and was in with a shout of
the podium in the dry too. He finished third overall last year and is always
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.