Sabina has come to meet Adam Duckworth. He's doing her glamour shots for the Carole Nash calendar. The photos are all top secret until the calendar is printed. But I can tell you she looks absolutely gorgeous.
well it is for us. Got a cracking start too. Gordon was off the line like a rocket. Just two laps later though and we had to pull in. Top fairing mounting bracket and side fixings were no more; confusing thing is I never even saw them go!
Gordon seems to have woken up in a good mood today. 3rd fastest in warm up and a good three seconds faster than yesterday. Doesn't count for the grid though still starting in 12th place. Should mean we'll have a bit of fun on track!
Did one flying lap and came in to check bike over. Out again and just after my second flying lap Gordon spluttered a bit and then the motor died. Back in the pits and we are trying to work out why there is no spark. In just our two laps we qualified 12th from 42.
I only have one rear for Gordon as the wheels are as rare as hens teeth; it's lucky that the SZR has a good following in Europe. Frank van de Biggelaar is here with two bikes and lots of spares so has kindly lent us a wheel. Off to get the wet put on just in case.
2017 is now upon us; all things considered, like most people I'm really feeling 'the pinch' and will have to seriously think about the time I take away from work. As I freely admit, I'm just a truck driver who is quite good on a bike, so to compete in anything this year I will need to secure financial support to help me through the season.
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I've enjoyed 35 continuous years in motorcycle racing having ridden something competitively every season since 1982; picking up 6 separate British Championship titles: 1988 British JuniorStock Champion, 1992 British Supersport 400cc Champion, 1995 British Supersport 600cc Champion, 2004 British Supermono Champion - watercooled. British Historic GP Championship 2014 & 2015.
On the roads I've won the Macau Grand Prix on a ROC 500 and the North West 200 Supersport 600cc race. I'm the last Briton to have won the Imola 200.