11 May 2009
My last race report failed to point out that Pete Carr, who knocked himself out and spread his GSX-R’s bodywork across the track in the last race yesterday, is ok and not seriously hurt. Hopefully he’ll be tip top soon and racing again at Oulton. And the consolation is for my fuel mistake in race […]
10 May 2009
I’m not often accused of being mature and level-headed on a bike, but in today’s first race I was sensible enough to stay out of the desperate battle for third in the Supertwins class that was going on in front of me and calmly took the Streetfighter class win by seven seconds. I got a […]
Race two was the same story as earlier pretty much, except this time I got an awesome start and led the whole race for the first lap before the first of the Supertwins got by. After four laps the same two headcases got in front of me on their Supertwins with block passes and proceeded […]
09 May 2009
The weather did its best to trip me up for the single 20-minute qualifying session, but teamwork prevailed. I’m on the front row of the mixed grid, in third, and first of the Streetfighters by a healthy margin. Several showers through the morning forced a late decision for wet tyres, but by the time they […]
I can barely bring myself to write this – I ran out of fuel halfway round the last lap, 20 seconds from the flag while leading my class by ten seconds and third on track including the Supertwins. I pushed the bike most of the way, but that’s against the rules so I was forced […]
With the tank practically brimmed, race two went much better. I won by a healthy 13s, and was fourth over the line ahead of plenty of Supertwin bikes too. Overnight, I’m 1 point behind in the championship, but I’ve still never been beaten on track. I’ll sleep well and be on it again tomorrow. Just […]
08 May 2009
Every racer loves it when the weather people get it wrong this way. The rain held off and the sun shone, leaving us with just the howling wind to contend with.
03 May 2009
ThundersportGB makes its first trip into Wales next weekend, for round three at Pembrey.