26 May 2011
I won’t be at Cadwell this weekend as I’m using it as my drop round. This year each class goes to 10 out of 11 events, but only nine count for the championship. If you have more cash than Man City then you could do all 10 and drop your worst score but the original […]
04 Aug 2010
This weekend the ThundersportGB championship returns to Cadwell Park for round six. For me, there will be one crucial difference this time around
30 May 2010
This weekend will be remembered as one where little went to plan. We’ve just had thunder, lightning, hail and now rain. I had to miss the test and first qualifying because I was working until 2am finishing a magazine deadline on Friday, the end of a 90hr week, then in this morning’s second qualifying I […]
Unbelievably, I was second, from 32nd on the grid! The red mist was down, big time. And just to make it harder, my seat unit broke on the third lap and I rode the rest sat on the battery. My dad, over for a month from Canada and seeing me race for the first time […]
27 Apr 2009
Whatever you do, don’t forget to watch the action from Cadwell Park on MotorsTV (Sky413) tonight at 7pm! It’s going to be scorching!
13 Apr 2009
Somehow I knew that today’s races would be different. Maybe it’s the presence of the TV cameras. The pace was savage from the start and both Andy Denyer (Triumph) and Chris Matthews (Moto46 KTM) got by as I wheelied too much off the line. What followed was the most intense race I’ve ever had. After […]
After the ferocity of the first race today, I was more than a little nervous before the second. I got a good start but missed a gear again and let four bikes past, but regrouped instantly passing one on the outside into turn one, another on the back straight, and then McNealey’s KTM around the […]
12 Apr 2009
Race in 10mins. Changing weather. Changed wheels so many times I’ve lost count. Set pole in the dry on wet tyres though! 🙂 More later
A desperately late tyre change meant I arrived at the grid on cold tyres and out of breath. The weather is not my friend this weekend. I took the first lap steady to get the tyres hot and lost four places in the process, then set about catching and passing those in front. It was […]
After the stress and drama of race one, the second race was a lot more straightforward though still tough.
11 Apr 2009
It’s cold and wet at Cadwell Park, so I’m writing this huddled in the back of my box trailer wearing all the warm clothes I can fit over my leathers.
Those of you who watch racing frequently will have heard riders say that they don’t mind if it’s wet or dry, but they hate it in between. Today the outlook has been a large band of ‘in between’ sweeping in from the North and lingering all day.
07 Apr 2009
Round two is here already and looming large in the distance lies Cadwell Park’s infamous Mountain, a wrecker of bikes, nerves, and chances should you get it wrong. As loved as the circuit is by so many, it’s a fickle friend that requires plenty of experience to negotiate with safety and speed.