It was supposed to be fine now for the rest of the weekend. Unfortunately intermittant thunderstorms and downpours seem the order of the day. Just did 3 laps of wet practice. Qualifying is at 18.05. I wonder if it will be wet or dry or a delightfull mix of both!
Despite endless rain yesterday we got set up while Steve and Sarah were stuck in bank holiday traffic taking 6 hours to get here. Luckily they brought their newly customised scoot for paddock transport.
Beautiful day here at Cadwell today. Another client who is racing the Hottrax endurance this weekend; however as it's a general testing day I'm not surprised to see a few of my 848 competitors here as well.
Never mind my client today here at Cadwell wants to try a couple of wet sessions as he's racing here at the weekend. Changing wheels gives me the chance to show off my 'factory' hand crafted caliper holders.
At Mallory waiting for the track to dry. Going to have a run round on this bike to check out and give feedback on the new front end that's been fitted before it goes to the Manx for 'B'Ryan Farquhar to race.
Had an absolute cracking race with Kenny. Led for a lot of it then he got in front towards the end and despite my hero lunge into Surtees on the last lap I got the lead but then ran wide. It was great. Leon was 3rd.
Only did 6 laps as I found a slippy bit of track out of Druid's and down I went. Hadn't even settled in to a practice pace and it was all over, Luckily doesn't look like too much damage. Qualifying is 11.45.
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.