17 Jul 2009
On Sunday, John and I went on a daytrip to watch our sponsored racer, Jamie Wilkins, storm the track at Snetterton. The ride there was bright and (very) early, and so we were able to take advantage of the lack of traffic to enjoy some country bends and faster roads. Before we knew it we […]
12 Jul 2009
I’ll keep this short because I’m out again soon, and I’m still gutted about the race. I ran off the track on the second lap after the forks bottomed out under braking and sent me wide. I rejoined in tenth place and then fought back as hard as possible, reaching third just 3.2s behind winner […]
The last race was the fiercest of all, and I was hugely up for it after the morning’s disappointment. The upside of getting beaten was that I was a lot less nervous and felt less pressure. After a decent start I slotted in to second, bided my time, and passed Denyer when he ran a […]
11 Jul 2009
Pole position! This is exactly the result I needed to get my confidence back after the last round.
That was a hell of a race! I was second into the first corner behind Denyer, making his usual fast start, but dived up the inside into turn two and got my head down. After a couple of laps I had a small gap, only to miss a downshift and run very wide into Sears, […]
Phew. I won the second race, but it was the hardest yet. I found it difficult to do the times from qualifying so Denyer was all over me like pink on a pig.
07 Jul 2009
It seems like a long time since I last rode the Tuono, and a lifetime since I raced it last at Pembrey two weeks ago. The five-week break since the non-racing disaster at Oulton Park should have been enough to get the bike sorted with time to spare, but nothing’s ever that simple in the […]