How do you make sure you can’t get a penalty for overtaking under a yellow flag? Make sure there’s no one to overtake, that’s how. I won by 7s having led from the start. Along the way I set a new lap record of 1m35.72s, a time I wouldn’t have thought possible yesterday. It more than made up for the first race’s disappointment. I’m really buzzing from it.
Chris Matthews was second and Keith ‘Churchill’ Smith third. Well done to my team-mate Nigel for improving his times. Most of all, massive congratulations to my friend Sam Cox for his first ever podium in the CB500 class and for massively improving his times.
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.