I could have Jonathan, but hey I had a bloody good race, happy to finish 2nd and for a hobby/holiday had a great time. Thanks to all those who worked hard on the bike and those who donated some finance to get me here.
Had to ride hard for it with Leon and Ben both getting past me at times. They are so much lighter than me that they are so fast on the straight that I have to ride round them in the corners. Marty ultimately took 3rd.
After only a couple of laps in practice I wanted to go well in qualifying. Stayed dry and I was on pole for a while. Sat in pits for 10mins and dropped to 3rd. Went out with 5mins left. Managed to squeeze a bit from somewhere and on the very last lap improved just enough to snatch 2nd on grid from Leon with Marty on pole. Got warm up in the morning for the first time this year so may do some twiddling...
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.