9/21/17

Dave Hopkinson





Hi Guys,
I've broken down all the photos in to a few emails so that it will actually send them.
Whilst I'm writing I thought I'd just add a little update as we've had a rather eventful week or two.

We went to Silverstone with high hopes for a good weekends racing as we are now approaching the end of the season and things are getting serious as we're now chasing a championship. The good weekend didn't happen. In fact it was a disaster.
3 crashes and 3 rebuilds over a weekend was more than enough to cope with but to then be on the grid for the final race of the day and have the battery on the bike fail just about finished me off. I came home with a bike built from what parts I had left and and completely spent spares box. The only consolation being that all our championship rivals had a bad weekend too in what was some of the worst weather I've ever seen at a race weekend.

The spares and rebuild situation was made all the more urgent by the fact it was a back-to-back race week and we were headed back out to Oulton Park only 3 days after getting home. The bike was stripped, rebuilt, all the spares were rebuilt and we were back out the door.

This time though it couldnt of gone much better. With a win in Race 1 and a second in Race 2 (by 0.05 seconds) we walked away from Oulton with a 22 point lead in the championship.

So we head in to the last two race weekends of the year. We leave for Holland and the legendary Assen Circuit on Tuesday. A former home track for Leon when he was a factory Honda rider. He loves the place and had a double win there last year. We need a repeat of this if we are to go in to the final race of the year at Brands Hatch still in the driving seat as in this Championship you can never rest as everyone around you wont be.

Speak soon

Dave