G’day everybody !
The northwest 200 is now done and dusted and what a huge week it was!
After a positive two evenings of practice I was confident heading into saturdays five races.
It turned into an up and down day when sitting in a strong third position in the first superbike race a small stone became jammed in the throttle body to stick my throttle wide open on the entry to Metrapole corner!
Then after a thrilling superstock battle I led the race down the final section of the coast road only to be passed into the final chicane having to settle for third place.
In the Feature race of the day on the superbike all was looking good as I sat back while the riders ahead traded places and on the final lap I took the lead and almost had it until Michael Rutter and Steve Plater passed up the inside into the final chicane both running onto the grass ! I passed Michael back to take second place !
So overall some great results in the closest racing ever seen at the Northwest 200 and a perfect lead up to TT.
This week the team is over the water to the Isle Of Man where practice for TT 2008 begins this saturday evening.
Bring It On…