Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011

Well 2011 finally got under way at an unusually sunny Croft back in April and while I was extremely rusty having not even had my leg over a bike since October I was looking forward to it, We still hadn’t sorted out what I was riding yet so we dug the old girl out of retirement and dusted her off for the first two meetings of the year. Practice went ok and then it was the timed session and that felt better although I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular but was pleasantly surprised to find I’d qualified 5th behind four 125 GP bikes who’d come up for practice ahead of the BSB meeting.  The first race was a good one and I made the perfect start, I got my head down and never looked back but with a couple of laps to go I could here a 125 behind me so I just tried to keep it nice and tidy and not make any mistakes, on the last lap he came past on the brakes into Tower and it was 14 year old Luke Hedger who went on to win the first round of the British 125’s at Brands Hatch, I got a good run out and got alongside on the exit of the Jim Clarke esses just enough for him to know I was there and he overcooked it into sunny running wide so I nipped back through and went on to take the win which I was over the moon with.

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