Despite having the Best First Lap Of All Time, I finished 5th in class and
9th overall. That’s ok, especially as it would take a hell of a lot to get
near the top four Superstock bikes, but I’m a bit disappointed in my best
At the start I got away cleanly and then laughed out loud in turn two as
almost everyone in front of me outbraked themselves and ran wide. I tucked
it in tight and emerged in fourth. Then I passed championship leader Ian
Mackman around the outside and was into third as light rain started to fall.
I knew that was probably too good to last but kept my head down and pushed
I lost a few places and then started to have a problem changing down the
gears, which turned out to be a bent shift rod. A missed gear cost me
another place but I managed to get it back by going around the outside in
Coram’s and luckily managed to get down into second gear for the last corner
and good drive to the line.
I’m making a new shift rod now. The plan for the last race is simple. Go
Posted by John. Last modified: July 17, 2011 at 12:00 am