Managed a win for Graham, good end to the season. Had a nice four second lead at the end of first lap then lost it all when spending quite a lot of time and nearly crashing out on the grass at Graham Hill bend. Managed to hang on to the lead though and keep Dave Heal at bay who came 2nd in his first ICGP outing.
Did yesterday on the standard engine, it ran find but we were some 9mph down on Simmo's bike. Graham wanted more speed so a motor swap was done this morning. We were really late out on track for our long track practice tonight almost dark at 17.35hr. Lasted 4 laps before it seized; back on the bench and there is now the stench of midnight oil burning...
Do not ever think classic racing is easy. Here at Brands today there is some real quality talent on track. My clutch is slipping due to a small leak from behind the seal. First session sees me 3rd behind Simmo on pole then Chris Bishop with Heal, Hart, Bertin and Carter. Next out at 13.20 check out live timing at www.tsl-timing.com
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.