Race weekends don’t get much better than this. I won the last race by 11 seconds, setting a new lap record of 55.0s along the way.
That completes the set of all four race wins, all four fastest laps, pole position, the lap record and the championship. I was never headed for even an inch in any race – each one was flag to flag. The bike was superb all weekend.
Thanks again to all my sponsors, Sam for doing the pitboard, Steph for feeding me and to all my friends for sending messages. The drive home will feel good.
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.