I hope you have had a good Christmas and I wish you all the best for the new year!
I competed in round 1 of the British Indoor Flat Track Championship on Thursday 27th Dec.
The day started out really good as I won my first heat fairly easily, I finished 2nd in heat 2.
Heat 3, I started from the back from in this race; after battling for the entire race to work my way through the field, I passed first place around the outside to take the win on the last lap. As a result of this, I was highest points scorer giving my first pick on the front row for the semi final.
Semi final, I made a terrible start and was 6th into the first corner. I only managed to pass 2 riders and so finished 4th, meaning I did not get a direct transfer to the final and so had to go through the Last Chance race.
Last Chance, I started on the front row alongside no.1 Ade Collins. My start was better and I finished 2nd in the race, leaving me with a back row start position for the 12 lap final.
Final, I set out riding smoothly and passed riders throughout the race, passing a rider on the last corner to finish 4th overall. Suzuki team mate Pete Boast finished 2nd in the final and my twin brother Tom won.
I feel I messed up my semi final, If I had started from the front row for the final I think I would have stood a good chance of winning the main event. I'll learn from my mistakes and come back stronger for round 2 of the indoor championship in February.
Yesterday I was racing at Mablethorpe Beach for round 6 of the championship. After missing round 5 for an indoor flat track practice day, I am currently down on points and stand in 2nd position in the championship.
I didn't feel particularly fast in practice, so made a few changes to the motorcycle.
Race 1, I finished 2nd to no.1 Ross McGregor. I was taken too wide on the first corner and so I lost alot of ground on p1.
Race 2/3/4/5, I dominated these races as I won all with a comfortable lead.
I have attached some images from both the indoor event and beach racing.
Thank you very much for all you support this year, It has been greatly appreciated.